Meet The Chevre-Cado Toast

When Laura Chenel’s Chèvre approached me about developing a recipe for their Chef’s Chèvre I didn’t bat an eye before saying yes. Who says “no” to Sonoma goat cheese from one of the best companies in the business? Grand dame Laura Chenel has retired but is still revered as the pioneering American cheesemaker who supplied Alice Waters […]

My Love Affair with Goat Cheeses of France

Purrrr. That was my first response when a box of French goat cheeses arrived on my rowhouse stoop in Philadelphia. A pair of them, like a bride and groom. Soft, delicate. The scent of the French countryside still detectable on their rinds. Yes, this post is going to get romantic. If you’re eating lunch at […]

A Visit to Shellbark with WHYY

Back in December, I trekked out to Shellbark Hollow Farm with a television crew from WHYY, my local PBS affiliate. The producer, Monica Rogozinski, wanted to shoot an episode of her popular “Art of Food” segment about the Philadelphia cheese scene. I wrote this post to coincide with the show’s airing, this week on WHYY Friday Arts. In case […]

Cranberry Creek Cheese Tasting

Word of new cheese travels fast in Philadelphia, especially when it appears at Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market. That’s where I picked up this pretty chevre from newly anointed cheesemakers Mary Jean Bendorf and Jeff Henry from Cranberry Creek Farm in the Poconos. Tomorrow, June 23, they’ll be at Quince Fine Foods, 209 W. Girard Avenue, […]

Goat Cheeses of the Moment

I know what you’re thinking. When is Her Ladyship going to get back to the subject of cheese? I know, I know. I’ve gotten a little distracted by camels and classes, and it really is high time I sat down and provided some real dairy direction like the courtesan I promised I would be. Please […]