If you found your way to my blog, you are either stalking me, or you just love cheese. Loving cheese involves a lot of eating, but someone who takes cheese seriously wants to know where it’s from; what it’s made of; and, how it was made. If you are looking to level up as a […]
If you know my style at all by know, you would know that the best cheese knife is the closest one within reach. Yes, grab that katana off your mantle and slice up some gouda, you cheese samurai. That being said, some designers spent a lot of time determining that some knives are better than […]
Ever want to make your own cheese? Mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make and often one of the first cheeses that novices will venture to make at home. Below you’ll find a really easy mozzarella recipe to start you off on your path to cheesemaker. What you will need If you’re going […]
This afternoon, I was at the Brooklyn Winery in Red Hook and saw the staff using an incredibly fancy gas injection system to pour their wine. Needless to say, I was intrigued. I’ve seen so many different systems to take the corks out of bottles, but never anything that is designed to leave the cork […]
What is fondue? Chances are, you’ve heard of fondue before. Most people immediately think of cheese or chocolate fondue; and although fondue has strong Swiss and French origins, the term fondue may refer to any type of meal where a group of people sit around a communal pot and dip food in some kind of […]
Most people view artisan cheese as something that can only be eaten paired with wine with a couple olives and crackers. Here I have assembled some of my favorite ways to enjoy Camembert.
A look into the pros and cons of “gypsy brewing” through the example of gypsy brewer, Evil Twin.
Also known as Mountain Gorgonzola (di monte) or Gorgonzola naturale, Gorgonzola Piccante is an Italian cow’s milk, washed rind, blue cheese from the Lombardy region of Italy. Gorgonzola cheese really only refers to cheese produced in the city of Gorgonzola, Italy. There are actually a few varieties, but the most popular are Gorgonzola Dolce and […]
Letting the wine breathe, or aerate, is all about releasing the aromas and softening the flavors by exposing it to oxygen. The idea is that the wine has been sealed in a bottle with limited exposure to oxygen.
Cider is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from fruit juice (it is also commonly referred to as “hard cider”). There are different kinds, but ciders are predominantly made from apple juice. Many people confuse cider with beer, however, in fact, cider is actually a lot more similar to wine.