Saying “cheese” around adults is kind of like saying “Santa Claus” around children — both represent a wonderful world of surprise and possibility. But, much like childhood devotion to Old Saint Nick, some of the things many of us believe about cheese just aren’t true. Read on for the most common mistakes most people make […]
If when you think of Spanish cheese, you think “Manchego… and probably others?” it’s not your fault. A 1960s law mandated that Spanish dairies produce at least 10,000 liters of milk per day, which forced smaller cheesemakers to either close or go underground. Many traditional regional cheeses disappeared. When the law was repealed, in the […]
We all know that Italian cheese is delicious, but when pressed to name many beyond Parm or Pecorino, most of us draw a blank. Burrata? Truffle . . . uh . . . something? The good news is that Italy has a wide world of cheeses for exploring and enjoying. Here are six lesser-known favorites […]
Chances are, if you offer white Burgundy to the average wine drinker, they’ll be flattered and delighted. Offer Chardonnay to many American wine drinkers, however, and it’s possible you’ll hear “ABC — Anything but Chardonnay!” Despite being California’s most widely planted wine grape, with 94,532 acres in 2016, many Americans are Chardonnay haters.
Gone are the days when “American cheese” was synonymous with “orange, plasticky, and flavorless.” In fact, there’s never been a more exciting time to be eating cheese made in America. There are hundreds of small, family-owned creameries across the United States, each with its own story and line.
Most of us have a pretty good idea of how we’re supposed to be eating — less sugar, more fiber, more good fats. Shop local, pay attention to labels, blah blah blah. We know the drill. If you try to hold your wine to a similar standard of transparency, however, you’ll end up frustrated. There’s […]
If you ever want to see a truly wistful gaze in someone’s eyes, try saying “Paris” to a food lover. The City of Light has rightly secured its place as a global capital of wine, bread, and cheese. While we’d heartily recommend pursuing all of the above while on a Paris trip, French cheese is […]
So, you’re the lucky devil who gets to bring cheese to the party. Congratulations! You officially have the most fun assignment. Anyone else bringing food, whether it’s a store-bought baguette or their great aunt Helen’s famous homemade brownies, will be immediately overshadowed by a good cheese board. Mouths will water, conversations will stop, and, all […]
We’re never gonna tell you not to eat cheese with your wine. That we can solemnly swear. However, if you’re a beer drinker, beer and cheese pairings are very much worth your time. Think about it — beer is grain-based and effervescent, so putting it with cheese can be an easier, more balanced path to […]