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 […]

Little Darling, A Cheese For The Equinox

So Monsieur Fromage tells me that autumn begins today at 4:44 p.m. This gives me a chance to honor the equinox with an autumnal cheese that I have been meaning to tell you about for months. Eons ago, it arrived on my doorstep from Darlington, Wisconsin. The cheesemaker, who discovered that I share the same […]

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 […]