Italian Lessons (With Cheese)

Going forward, there’s a new kind of Sunday in the works. Most Sundays, we sit around in our pajamas, Monsieur Fromage and I, and we read the paper and then lose ourselves in our own projects (for me, it’s been a book; for him, it’s been grad school). But this February we made a pact […]

A Vermont Coulommiers

Last week, a beautiful Coulommiers descended from the air. It arrived from Vermont in a cardboard pizza box, and for several days I simply peeked at it, delighted to have a whole wheel at my disposal. Truth be told, I was a little scared to try it. My last encounter with Coulommiers was so memorable […]

Eggs Tarentaise

At our house, we have squash issues. My beau and I love to stock up on butternut and acorn every fall, but unless we make time to cook with them they stack up like heads on the counter. On a recent Sunday, I decided to have at them. I invented Eggs Tarentaise. Tarentaise from Spring Brook […]

Ubriaco

Now that the holiday parties are over and more sleet is in store, a person can easily turn gloomy. If you find yourself prone to despair, I suggest a nice wedge of Ubriaco as a cure-all.  Ubriaco, which means “drunken,” is a cheese that understands darkness. It spends months in a wine barrel before it […]

Reading Raclette

So many award-winning cheeses are made in Vermont these days that it’s easy to feel Green State envy. One Vermont cheese that’s got cheesemongers buzzing this winter is Reading Raclette. Now, the Swiss make Raclette and so do the French, but until Spring Brook Farm introduced its artisanal version from Reading, no American cheesemaker had […]