My Love Affair with Goat Cheeses of France

Chabichou and Saint Maure

Purrrr. That was my first response when a box of French goat cheeses arrived on my rowhouse stoop in Philadelphia. A pair of them, like a bride and groom. Soft, delicate. The scent of the French countryside still detectable on their rinds. Yes, this post is going to get romantic. If you’re eating lunch at […]

Beet & Plum Salad w/ Goat Cheese and Rose

Beet Plum Goat Cheese Salad II

This salad. Oh, this salad. It’s been my August. Such a simple combination, but it hits all my salad pulse points — tart fruit, roasty veg, crunchy nut, plus a sweetly unexpected ingredient: rose water. Give me a recipe with rose water, and I will always rush the fridge, batting all condiments aside to get at that tiny […]

Piacentinu with Saffron


Remember this: birds migrate in the fall, and so do great cheeses. The holiday season draws rare imports, and you can count on cheese shop shelves to be bountiful and bright. If you’re a caseophile, now is a great time to look to the sky and ask yourself, “What amazing cheese is in store for […]

Three Cheeses for Fall


Post-Equinox, all I want are cheeses that are toothsome. Buh-bye, floaty orbs of mozzarella. Sayonara, fluffy ricotta. I want heft, muscle. Below, you’ll find my three go-to dairy cherries of the moment. They’re the kind of cheeses you can pile onto a board and nibble while you are cooking, or you can make them the […]