Tips for a Late Summer Cheese Picnic

  Part II of a seasonal collaboration with illustrator Johanna Kindvall: Summer is the season to eat cheese in the wild. In June, Johanna and I both spent time in southern Italy, albeit separately, enjoying durable cheeses on picnic blankets (see her post on the subject). We both agree: what is lovelier than eating Pecorino in a pasture […]

Join Me for a Workshop in Italy

After three years of blogging, working on a book, and traveling in search of great cheese, I have only one dream: to sit down at a table with all of you for a week of cooking and feasting in Italy. With the help of my amazing colleague and friend, Aimee Knight, that nano-dream is about to […]

Cheese and Cocktails, etc.

Darlings, you know how I love to drink a martini with a few shards of Pecorino. If you’re contemplating weekend drinks, have a peek at my cheese and cocktail line-up over at The Savory. You’ll find hunks that love a good snuggle with rum, gin, and Champagne mixers. You can also find cocktail pairings in my […]

Before and After Raw Robiola

Italy Dairy: I’ve been back from Italy for more than a month now. But I still wake to the taste of raw Robiola. You see, on my last day in Milan I decided to pick a single cheese and eat it for breakfast. Of course, I wanted something pillow-like. And I needed it to be […]

How Pork Becomes Prosciutto

Italy diary: Since joining a cheese cult several years ago, I find myself in a regular quandary over prosciutto. First, I can never remember how to spell it. (I before U, I before U!) Second, no matter how many times I wrap it around a Stilton-stuffed date, I can’t wrap my head around how prosciutto […]