Three Stars from Neal’s Yard

You know how I feel about rinds. Take a moment to admire the coats on these three British royals — Montgomery’s Cheddar, Gorwydd Caerphilly, and Berkswell. To me, their moldy jackets are far more interesting than anything at Fashion Week. Thank Neal’s Yard Dairy, Britain’s premier aging house. Their affineurs are like tailors for cheese […]

Brainy Rinds for Nerd Nite

Watch out, I’m getting ready to trot out some wild cheese. Come geek out on rinds with me on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Philadelphia’s Nerd Nite, hosted by Frankford Hall. I’ll be talking about five styles of cheese with odd bodies, strange hair, and other captivating characteristics. Here’s the line-up: Doors open at 6:45, […]

Brewer’s Plate 2013

On of my favorite Philadelphia events marries my two favorite things — I know, you’re thinking “cheese and beer.” Yes, you’d be right, but what I was going to say was: good cheese and good people. Brewer’s Plate pulls in cheesemakers, brewers, chefs, and artisan producers of all ilks from around Philly. They donate their […]

Tria Goat Cheese Class

It’s been my dream to present a vertical goat cheese tasting — to start with fresh milk and taste the entire spectrum of caprine cheeses, from young to old. I’m happy to say it’s happening. Join me at Philadelphia’s own Tria on Friday, March 22, 2013. Tickets can be purchased from Tria Fermentation School. Here’s […]

Di Bruno Bros. Book Cover

Today it finally feels official. Some sneaky elves over at Eater and Meal Ticket let the Di Bruno Bros. book news out of the bag. Not that it’s been any secret to you. We’ve been on this road together a long time. Some of you even helped me conjure adjectives on Facebook over the summer […]