News and Culture: Nibbles, Nibbles Everywhere

Here we go, darlings, swing-a-ling! There are so many interesting cheese samplings, food art shows, and exquisite links I’ve discovered this week that I decided to put them all together. Have a browse, and hopefully I’ll see you at the James Beard House, or Brewer’s Plate, or TEDxPhilly, or Occasionette. Mon dieu, there’s a helluva […]

Dairy Apprenticeships at Cricket Creek

If the phrase “whey shower” doesn’t turn you off and you like the idea of learning to make cheese for a year, check out the apprenticeship opportunity at Cricket Creek Farm near Williamstown, Massachusetts. I recommend the position because I visited the farm this summer and was struck by the beautiful vistas, the enchanting animals […]

Cricket Creek Farm

Earlier this year, my friend Paul Lawler left his job as a city cheesemonger to become a cheesemaker in the middle of nowhere. And by nowhere I mean rural Massachusetts, on a farm in the Berkshires where pigs outnumber people and you can’t get any cell phone reception unless you climb up to a deck […]

Tobasi and Maggie’s Round

Some women love to be surprised with jewelry. I love to be surprised with boxes of cheese. On Friday as I was taking a writing break in the kitchen, a package appeared at the door. My UPS man gave me a funny look when I exclaimed, “Oh, that must be Paul’s cheese!” The label was […]

The Desk of 170 Cheeses

Deadline Diary, Day 7: Some people make birth announcements; I make cheese announcements. Today, I delivered the final allotment of my 170 cheese descriptions to one Hunter Fike and one Ezekial Ferguson, my second readers at Di Bruno Bros. The manuscript is now 80% finished. One year ago this month, I began drafting a proposal […]