Fondue: The Complete Guide

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

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 […]

Brie: What you need to know

What is Brie? It is a French, soft, white, bloomy-rind cheese made from cow’s milk. The combination of the mushroomy rind and the soft cheese middle is really amazing. It goes very well with all kinds of breads but is traditionally eaten with baguette. You can in a pinch eat it with crackers, but it […]

Zabar’s Cream Cheese

I took a trip to Zabar’s on the upper west side to take a look at their cheese selection. They have a pretty good selection, a lot of which I have featured on the tastings before. So, this time I thought I would have more fun and taste their cream cheese—which, being made on the […]

Robiola Oro

Robiola Oro is an Italian, pasteurized cow’s milk cheese. It is very creamy and intensely rich. If you have been following this blog, you will notice that this is not the first robiola that I have tried; a while ago, I tasted Robiola Bosina, which is a mixed-milk robiola with cow’s milk and sheep’s milk. […]