Cheese Book Giveaway

So here’s a little challenge. If you were going to create a local cheese plate to represent your state, what would it look like? If you live in Florida, would you serve cheese with alligator? If you live in New Mexico, would you pair local cheese with a dusting of Hatch Pepper? I’m asking you […]

My Dream Cheesemaker Dinner

Do you know this man? His name is Giorgio Cravero, and he is coming to dinner. His family in Bra ages the Cravero Parmigiano that I am always raving about on this blog. (I love to used the rinds to make soup stock.) How about this Cheddar made by the one and only James Montgomery? […]

Green Tea and Goat Cheese

In late March, I went to an unusual tea party. The hostess served grassy tea with — no, not scones or cake — cheese. Two beautiful goat cheeses, alongside a quartet of glorious green teas. The event was billed as a green tea class, taught by my friend Alexis of Teaspoons and Petals, but it […]

Kimcheese!

If you’ve ever wanted to play with kimchi and cheese (and who hasn’t?), you might be interested in getting a ticket to Kimcheese!, a tasting that Amanda Feifer invited me to co-host for the Philadelphia Science Festival. Amanda writes about fermentation on her blog, Phickle, and last week she brought some samples by Di Bruno […]

Milk Oolong

In the mornings, I have been sipping a brand new tonic: Milk Oolong, a creamy tea from China. It smells like fresh milk and orchids, and it coats your mouth like silk. Lately, I’ve been trying to scale back on coffee (Madame F. can get a little flibbity-jibbity on caffeine), and Milk Oolong satisfies the craving. It’s […]