Tales from Cheesecon

Dear reader, as I type this I am trundling from Wisconsin to New York, via Philadelphia, with my little cheese valise in tow aboard Amtrak train #646. The work of a cheese courtesan is never done. She must hustle books, bites, and bright wisdom. Bear with me as I regale you with a few photos […]

Guava, Twitter, and Diner’s Journal

When I posted about pairing guava and cheddar, I never expected to get an email from Brazilian cheese blogger Renata Curzi. Renata let me know — in the kindest way — that pairing guava with cheese is old school. I’m just late to the game. Renata told me she had a surprise, and three days later […]

From Zingerman’s With Love

Last weekend, a pair of hobbits couriered some cheese from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Philadelphia in their luggage. The hobbits are a petit couple who, like mice, can eat their weight in cheese without gaining girth, and before coming to Philadelphia they scouted out the best shnibbles at Zingerman’s — thanks to some help from […]

Cheese Books of 2012

On the last day of the year, I drink coffee before a temple of books. I have gathered them before me to honor their authors. Not all of them wrote cheese books, but all of them speak to cheese — through recipes, pairing ideas, and even philosophies of retail. Because I spent most of 2012 […]