Chèvre Chaud: A tale of hot, toasted cheese & French salads

June 3, 2014

The first time I went to Paris was with my ex-husband. We weren’t married yet, that happened about a year after he slipped a ring on my finger in a park that June in Paris. Then, we were still just dating and it was our first trip to Europe. Perhaps fueled by us stopping at cafes every […]

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Valley Ford’s Estero Gold Reserve, Ridge-Style

May 28, 2014

A break-out star at Ridge winery’s Montebello tastings this past weekend? The 2000? The 1998? Sure, sure, the Montebellos were mighty tasty, and the Petit Verdot charmed a few who didn’t know of the grape’s finesse, but on the cheese end, Valley Ford’s Estero Gold Reserve earned a gold star. Every year, Ridge winery has a […]

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To Butter: A Love Letter

May 16, 2014

After years and years and years of posting about cheese, I woke up this morning and decided to write about butter. Or more specifically, to butter. This post is a love letter to butter. But unlike many love letters, this one is public. Feel free to read it, consider how its adoration fits into your […]

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Mother’s Day: Visiting Baby Goats and Cheese of the Month Club

May 6, 2014

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. And if your mother is anything like mine, the day involves massive amounts of cheese (for breakfast, lunch, and day snacks), visiting a creamery, playing with baby dairy goats, and (mom, stop reading) possibly a Cheese of the Month Club present. Are you sensing a theme here? Yup, to celebrate the woman who raised […]

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Candied cocoa nib walnuts- Hello again, Comté

April 30, 2014

If a regular reader of my writing, it’s probably safe to assume that you’re aware of my love for Comté. Alpine wheels in general have a special spot in my dairy drawer, and Comté was the first Alpine to really open my eyes to the magic of the hills. Before Comté, I knew you could […]

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Strawberry-rhubarb balsamic compote for spring goat cheese

April 23, 2014

  Springtime in CheeseVille means baby lambs, goat kids, clover in the fields, and… the return of delicious, small production goat and sheep’s milk cheeses to the tables of dairy lovers everywhere. Party. Time. As is easy to forget when gallons of cow’s milk are lined up 20, 30 in a row on dairy shelves […]

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