Spring Links: Raw Milk, Sweet Podcasts, Cheese Recipes

Lovers, like you I am holding out for anything that blooms. As I write this (from bed), I see snowy branches through the windows. In the foreground: a mantelpiece covered in empty tea cups, a rattan chair mostly hidden under a stack of sweaters. It feels like time to focus on finding warmth and color in […]

When In Ragusa, Eat Ragusano

If Sicily has a cheese capital, it must be Ragusa, a baroque town on the southeastern part of the island. Here, my cheese lover, you may experience a thousand diversions, from visiting the beautiful Dipasquale’s Casa del Formaggio (cheese shop) in the heart of town to booking a cheese tasting at CoRFiLaC, a research center devoted to […]

Ouleout and Endive

I’ve been meaning to tell you about my new favorite way to eat stinky cheese. With endive. Each leaf is a perfect cheese canoe. Here, I am using Belgian endive leaves to portage Ouleout, my latest beefy dreamboat. I’ve added a sprig of dill and a sprinkling of walnuts for freshness and crunch. Glorious. Forget […]

Linden Dale Tomme Two ways

It’s rare to visit a cheese counter where you can taste a raw and a pasteurized version of the same cheese. At Lancaster Central Market a few weeks ago, Mary Mellinger allowed me to do this with her family’s Linden Dale Tomme. Fascinating. I have loved this tomme for a long time — ever since […]

The Whole Fromage

Back in February, I caught wind of a fellow dairy fiend from Wisconsin who was writing a book — a sexy French cheese travelogue. Of course, I had to sniff it out, and soon Kathe Lison and I were swapping emails and galley copies of our books. Lison’s The Whole Fromage dropped in late June, […]