Dinner Lab Giveaway with Chris Kearse

Some meal memories never fade — I can still taste the milk dinner prepared by Philadelphia Chef Chris Kearse of Will BYOB four years ago on my birthday. A milk dinner. (Sigh.) Can anything be more beautiful? That’s why I am thrilled to be giving away two tickets to the pop-up dinner Kearse will roll out on March […]

Valley Milkhouse Cheese Tasting March 13

Few things make me happier than discovering a new cheese. Or a fabulous new cheesemaker. Imagine the bright fever that overcame me when I found a new Pennsylvania triple creme in the cooler at Greensgrow, my local urban farm, several months ago. It was so lush, I began stalking the cheesemaker on Instagram (@milkhousecheese), which led to […]

The Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

Despite its humble past life as family-reunion food, The Cheese Ball seems to be making a meteoric comeback. And the person who is making yesterday’s party food today’s adorable centerpiece is Michelle Buffardi, author of Great Balls of Cheese. If you never envisioned yourself making an owl out of cream cheese and Ritz Bits or rolling pimento cheese in […]

Feb. 4 Cheese Dinner at High Street

It’s hard to believe the Cheese Ball was a week ago. Needless to say, I’ve been in reboot mode — sending out thank-yous, bundling up decorations. But I’ve also been working on some new spring projects, including a few collaborations. The first? A cheese-themed dinner at High Street on Market. If you happen to follow […]

Scenes from the Cheese Ball

Today, I am gushing. Not milk, but gratitude. Last night’s Cheese Ball and Cave Raising pulled together $5,000 of seed money for Birchrun Hills Farm to build a cheese cave. This little box, which I decorated last week and posted on Instagram, was filled to the brim. That’s thanks to 370 cheese lovers from across Philadelphia […]