Some of you may already know me from my wine pairing blog VindelaTable.blogspot.com. Others may be familiar with me from my rollerskating days, when I kept my four purple, glittery wheels and white boots cleaner than any other kid on the block. Then there are those who know me because they took a cheese or wine class I taught at the wine bar I manage, or read an article I wrote about town. One or two might have even stumbled upon this blog because they had cheese on the mind during a break-up. I’m sorry.
Any way you ended up here, welcome!
“It’s Not You, it’s Brie,” is a new blog that focuses on dairy magnificence. It will serve as a platform for fromage obsession and will explore cheese’s role in our everyday and ceremonial lives. On both this blog and Twitter, I’ll be sharing everything from news of an arrival of hard-to-find seasonal cheeses at Berkeley’s Cheeseboard to my first experience tasting a chevre truffle (I’ve heard you’re out there, come home to me). And, oh the recipes. I hope that in the future that “It’s Not You, it’s Brie” will become a highly consulted source for dairy-centered recipes- some which will be inspired by my professional cooking experience, and others provided by guest bloggers. Speaking of guest bloggers, there will be those a plenty- all with passionate and maybe even appropriate things to say about fermented milk. This blog will also shortly be the new base for the Home Creamery Event formerly on VindelaTable.blogspot.com. Finally, I’ll feature short cheese interviews with people who are just simply crazy about cheese, and movers and shakers in the wine and food world.
To my Vin de la Table fans, I still have a candle-lit shrine devoted to you. I hope that you still love me too and will visit me here often.
Thank you for visiting, happy cheesing, and remember that cheese is its own food group, just as important as grains, vegetables, olive oil and chocolate. If you’d like to read a little bit more about me, see the “about me” section, and please, please visit again soon.
On a final note, I will be teaching both a French cheese and wine pairing class and another focused on dessert wines at Solano Cellars in Albany, CA (bordering Berkeley) in May and June, respectively. If anyone is interested in going, or reading more about them, they can do so here: