A Seasonal Vacherin Dinner

If you are anything like me, you welcome November with gusto because it’s Vacherin season. I’m referring to the exquisite cheese made in the Jura mountains and released right before the holidays. Its full name is Vacherin Mont d’Or, and — although it’s a mouthful to say — the mere mention of it in a […]

Counter Culture Comes to Philadelphia

Cheese friends, this post contains an invitation to join the cheese community in Philadelphia later this month for a series of workshops hosted by Culture Cheese Magazine, one of my favorite sources of dairy inspo.  Whenever a new issue of Culture comes out, you can find me reading it over a hunk of cheese on my stoop. I […]

Scenes from Cheese Journey’s Philadelphia and Chester County Tour

Dinner in a vineyard. A kitchen table cheese tasting with the award-winner makers at Doe Run Farm. An after-hours party at my favorite cheese shop in Philadelphia’s Italian Market. Ohhh, lovers, these are just a few of the glorious dairy highlights from my recent Philadelphia & Chester County Cheese Getaway organized by the fabulous Anna […]

Mike Geno’s Cheese Map

By now, you’ve heard me talk about my friend and neighbor Mike Geno, who paints cheese portraits. His studio is less than a mile from my house, and when I need a pick-me-up I wander over to bask in the light of his dairy-centric wall of food art. This week, I visited him to discuss […]

Scenes from Philadelphia’s Cheese Flashmob

This story needs few words. A city full of cheese lovers. A local bar with a beautiful patio and a cheese-loving owner. A few weeks of online word-spreading. All it takes is a couple of organizers (hat tip: Matt Buddah) and someone with a bunch of cheese boards (okay, I happen to have a few, […]