New Moon Farm Dinners

Get out your calendars and your table cloths! This summer, I’m teaming up with High Street in Philadelphia for three outdoor dinners with local cheesemakers. We’ve scheduled them on weekends of the new moon (full disclosure: we were calling these “full moon” dinners until I realized that I read the dark circles on my calendar as full […]

Cheese Dinners at High Street

Reader, my love affair with the food at High Street only grows deeper. The ash-swirled bread beckons me through blizzards. The cannoli danish calls me out of subway tunnels on the way to work. I brave snow, ice, sleet for crumbs. This spring, I’m collaborating with High Street to present a series of dinners featuring […]

A Cheese Board for Grid Magazine

For the last several years, I’ve put together a holiday cheese sampler from the local area for Grid Magazine. This year’s board appears in the current issue, and I’m just dazzled by the selection. Look at those rinds, kittens! Look at that leaf-wrapped tuffet! Back in 2005 when I moved to Philadelphia from Wisconsin, the cheese […]

Full Nettle Jack

I feel like nettle cheese is the equivalent to receiving coal in one’s stocking. That’s not to say nettle cheese isn’t delicious, but spiky greens are an unusual thing to combine with dairy. Nettles sting, for one thing, and those who harvest them in fall have to work carefully to avoid brushing against their teensy […]

A Trip to Bobolink

Sunday is a good day for a cheese tour, and this past week I had the good fortune of riding out to Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse in Milford, New Jersey with my painter friend Mike Geno. The occasion: a chance spin in Geno’s new Honda. It is a car funded by cheese portraits. More on […]