Red Carpet Rinds

The Oscars always catch me unawares. Are they always in late February? Oh, sorry, I was busy running my finger through that last wheel of Rush Creek. But I can recover. Let’s recover together. We all know that the Oscars are about high style. Right away, I think: rinds. We need cheeses that look like […]

Gin and Ginepro

When I was a kid, my parents used to drink gin and tonics on hot nights in the Midwest, so it’s no surprise that I’ve become a gin drinker. I love the smell of pines, the taste of botanicals — it’s like winter and summer in one. When I got into cheese, I held the misguided […]

Cheese and Taxidermy

Little known secret: I have a wild affection for stuffed heads. Blame it on my Wisconsin heritage or my graduate degree in The Pretend (I have an M.F.A. in Fiction), but I am endlessly fascinated by preservation. Maybe this, this!, is the root of my cheese love. Could it be? I got to mull this very question […]