Mozzarella: Make your own at home

Buffalo milk mozzarella with pesto of dry tomatoes and cashew nut by Luca Nebloni

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 […]

Pouring wine without removing the cork

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 […]

Fondue: The Complete Guide

Cheese fondue by Paul Joseph

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 […]

The Joys of Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola by Rachael Black

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 […]

Cider: the rise of the apple

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.