Briar Rose’s Lorelei: Goat Cheese ♥’s Beer

February 3, 2014

Awakening this blog from a deep winter slumber induced by holiday wine retail frenzy, the launching of my cheese club, backs being thrown out, sneaky asthma, and being caught flightless in New York City during Polar Vortex I  (but in what a wonderful place to be caught) is Briar Rose’s Lorelei. Could be the best […]

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Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History

December 18, 2013

Tami Parr’s new book, Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History, is a read fit for history buffs, cheese geeks, and anyone who appreciates research that connects things as seemingly distant as the onset of tuberculosis to the rise of dairy goats in Oregon. It’s the type of book that would compel those who loved Cheese and Culture: A […]

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Parmesan foam with pears and hazelnuts

December 5, 2013

In the middle of Turkey Month, otherwise known to some as November, I had the good fortune to be invited to a Parmigiano Reggiano event called Parmigiano Reggiano Academy. At first I wasn’t sure I could go. I mean, I was busy researching shipping logistics and fine tuning details for the launch of a particular cheese club […]

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Cheese Club: “It’s Not You, It’s Brie” Launches, Ships

November 21, 2013

Today is a day that I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while, dear readers. As I sit down to write this, I have a huge smile on my face, butterflies doing happy dances in my stomach, and a lightness in my heart from finally being able to share something I’ve been working on […]

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The Dynamic Duo: An Interview with Weirauch Creamery

October 30, 2013

The Weirauchs are a new creamery on the California block, relatively speaking, but they are one of the most treasured. Joel and Carleen Weirauch are some of the happiest people in the industry, and the smiles on their faces are catching. It’s no wonder. If I made sheep’s milk cheese like their Saint Rose, which […]

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Melt: the Art of Macaroni and Cheese, An Interview

October 17, 2013

In the theme of the general cheesiness of “It’s Not You, It’s Brie” and the blog’s series of interviews with people in the Cheese Biz who are writing and educating about, making, selling, and cooking with cheese, I’d like to introduce you to my friends, Stephanie Stiavetti and Garrett McCord. They’re authors of very popular […]

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