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Cheese Buying 101

July 3, 2013

Summer is undeniably in full bloom – and since cheese is quintessential picnic fare, I thought we should talk cheese buying and the cheese shop experience. For those of you who are longing to explore but have felt intimidated by the sea of wheels or think there might be some secret protocol to buying cheese […]

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Rollingstone Cranberry Torta + A New Crisp

December 1, 2011

Fromage Friday brings me to one of my seasonal favorites. Located in Parma Idaho, Rollingstone Chèvre is strictly a farmstead operation and boasts the largest herd of purebred Saanen goats in the world. Impressive. Especially because Saanen goats are known for their extra rich and creamy milk. Each year I look forward to their Cranberry […]

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An American Original + July 4th

May 31, 2011

Declare independence from the standard 4th of July fare by offering your guests the perfect, patriotic pairing of Humboldt Fog + fresh sweet berries. This eye-popping centerpiece is ideal for all day nibbling as it will become creamier and more luscious as the day progresses… Can you believe this American original will soon celebrate its […]

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Cheese + Champagne

February 12, 2011
cheese plate

Pictured clockwise above: Garrotxa, Beaufort, Pierre Robert, Piave Vechio, Chaource.   “Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them!” -Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin   It’s Valentines Day: an occasion which encourages Champagne drinking with abandon! Don’t forget about its perfect partner, artisanal cheese. It’s […]

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