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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Jersey Blue: A tale of cheese (and sports)

April 16, 2014

No one would have ever said I was an athletic child. As an asthma sufferer who grew up during the eighties, I belonged to the group of kids that was encouraged to sit on the sidelines, put on a leotard instead of knee guards and sneakers, and by all means, walk instead of run. At that […]

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Fava, Sweet Pea & Blue Cheese Spring Salad

April 9, 2014

Nudging broccoli and parsnips into the corners of farmers market tables, sweet peas, asparagus and favas are taking over. Lambs are dotting the Sonoma hills, and the amazingly cute pics cheesemakers are posting of newborn goats are suggesting that winter has had its way with us. For now. The seasons have spoken. Bunnies, strawberries, goat’s […]

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