Cheese Primer

What You Must Know About Cheeses

If you want to learn more about cheese including How to Buy Cheese, How to Store It or How to Serve It, then you are at the right place. You’ll find articles and post on all these subjects. And then check out some of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE CHEESES.  Whether you are looking for cheeses that are perfect for cooking because they melt so beautifully or you want to host a cheese tasting, I’ve got you covered. I’ve compiled a listing of all my favorite cheeses here, and I do hope you will seek them out and give them a try.
 

Bloomy Cheese or Washed Rind Cheese

September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Bloomy Cheese or Washed Rind Cheese

What’s The Difference Between Bloomy and Washed Rind Cheeses? Both are surfaced ripened cheeses but different. There is an exponential amount of information to know about cheese and cheese classification. Go to any cheese counter or crack open a guide to cheese and you will be inundated with endless choices, varieties, and classifications of cheese. […]

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Conversation with a Cheesemonger

January 29, 2013 4 Comments
Conversation with a Cheesemonger

Let’s talk about cheese I grew up eating pre-sliced American cheese on my grilled sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, and open-faced broiled tomato and cheese sandwiches (my dad’s version of pizza) Now I serve my 15 month old daughter slices of American cheese. She loves it! Some things never change, except today’s American cheese slices […]

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How To Identify Cheeses

August 19, 2012 2 Comments
How To Identify Cheeses

How to Identify Cheese One of the first steps in becoming more knowledgeable about cheese and how to buy it is to learn how to identify the various cheeses you come across. At first it may seem very confusing but once you understand the different characteristics of a cheese like type of milk, processing, texture […]

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How To Buy Cheese

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
How To Buy Cheese

A Cheese Primer for Buying Cheese – My Top Tips for Buying Cheese 1. IMPORTANT – Find a cheese shop with a knowledgeable staff who are willing to teach you and let you taste as many cheeses as you want. Most of us don’t even think twice about asking someone for advice at the local […]

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Taste Before Buying Cheese

September 26, 2011 3 Comments
Taste Before Buying Cheese

Important Tips For Buying Cheese Most Saturday mornings my wife and I head out to our local Farmer’s Market to buy some local produce, Amish egg rolls for the kids, eggs, meat, fish, fresh bread and some interesting cheese for our morning breakfast. This is where I learn about new cheeses to write about here […]

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Stinky Brie Cheese

March 1, 2011 15 Comments
Stinky Brie Cheese

Why Does My Brie Cheese Smell Like Ammonia? I received a comment from Angie who read my post, Moldy Brie Cheese asking about some brie she purchased that looked lovely, but had an overwhelming ammonia smell. I sent her question to my favorite cheesemonger, Jack Morgan, who gave a great reply. Jack gives a small […]

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Great Cheeses for a Dinner Party

January 28, 2011 2 Comments
Great Cheeses for a Dinner Party

La Tur, Prima Donna & Chebris Cheese A few weekends ago my youngest daughter invited some friends over for dinner and a sleepover but also invited their parents for dinner. We served Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Herb Goat Cheese that were easy to prepare and were delicious. There are a lot of steps you can […]

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Learning About Cheese From A Cheesemonger

September 8, 2008 16 Comments
Learning About Cheese From A Cheesemonger

What Would You Like To Know About Cheese? If you love cheese and want to learn more about how to buy it, store it, cook with it, or just enjoy it with a glass of wine, I’m working on an interview with a professional cheesemonger who I think will have some interesting responses. There is […]

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