Cheese Grotto™Journal

Fondue is not for the faint of cheese heart

Fondue is not for the faint of cheese heart

A couple of weeks ago, I curated a fondue party at my house as a last celebration of winter, and to explore the chemistry of melted cheeses.   We ...

A Visit to New York's Non-Profit Cheese Making Farms

A Visit to New York's Non-Profit Cheese Making Farms

Margie, a bloomy rind cheese from Sprout Creek Farm Poughkeepsie, NY   Over the past summer, I decided to visit New York State's two non-profit co...

Mind the Rind: A Cheese Photo Journal

Mind the Rind: A Cheese Photo Journal

Back in June 2016, Sarah E Crowder and I both wanted to do something creatively inspired by cheese, as it stands as sculpture.  Artisan cheese, in ...

January in Richmond, Virginia

January in Richmond, Virginia

Manufacturing an invention in the United States is similar to finding a needle in a haystack: it's very rare and rarely doable.  Before I found Ec...

Cheese Grotto Testimonials

Cheese Grotto Testimonials

I asked my first customers to provide feedback on their experiences with the cheese humidor after one month.  Personally, I have been obsessed wit...

Saxelby Cheesemongers: An American Artisan Legend

Saxelby Cheesemongers: An American Artisan Legend

Head Shot by C Bay Millin American Cheese Independence Anne Saxelby on Handmade Cheese Interview from March 2014  There is no direct subway...

The Journal is Back!

The Journal is Back!

After a redevelopment of the Cheese Grotto website, the Journal is officially back! Get ready to learn about all things cheese, with fun recipes an...

Peaches and Crème Fraîche Pops

Peaches and Crème Fraîche Pops

Come August, I prefer having a popsicle for breakfast. This popsicle is great for breakfast or dessert, and is a spin off the classic peaches and ...

Cherry Lime Pie Pops with Creme Fraiche

Cherry Lime Pie Pops with Creme Fraiche

  These babies are sweet, tart, and creamy. Reminiscent of key lime pie, this is our recommendation for #popsicleweek. It’s the weekend people, ...

Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

I’ve been feeling dramatic about ash ripened cheeses. What with this year’s FDA cheese ash tension, I decided it was time to praise the ash for al...

Red Romaine, Strawberries, Blue Cheese, and Chive Blossoms

Red Romaine, Strawberries, Blue Cheese, and Chive Blossoms

I am still madly in love with the salad that Sarah E Crowder made for Cheese Grotto last spring.  It is absolutely gorgeous and made from ingredie...

Honey Mascarpone Cheesecake with Strawberries and an Almond Crust

Honey Mascarpone Cheesecake with Strawberries and an Almond Crust

Soon enough, strawberries will begin popping out of the ground. Here is a tasty, foolproof, gluten free cheese cake filled with homemade mascarpon...