Cheese Grotto™Journal

Little Hosmer’s Big Adventure - Aging Camembert-style Cheese in the Grotto

Little Hosmer’s Big Adventure - Aging Camembert-style Cheese in the Grotto

While a great cheesemonger can select a perfect piece of cheese for you, ultimately YOU need to decide what you enjoy most. The Cheese Grotto helps you better understand the journey of a cheese and to maximize the potential of it’s flavor. Wherever your favorite profile is on the spectrum, you can easily find the sweet spot with the Cheese Grotto.

Q & A with Landmark Creamery

Q & A with Landmark Creamery

Landmark Creamery is based in Albany, WI and is one of the featured cheesemakers in our new Quarterly Cheese Subscription.  We are so excited to be...

[Video] Build a Cheese Board Like An American.

[Video] Build a Cheese Board Like An American.

  American cheese has always been associated with industrial cheese: highly processed with milk and curd pooled from hundreds of dairy farms.  Our...

[Video] Cheese Grotto Care: A Ritual and a Guide

[Video] Cheese Grotto Care: A Ritual and a Guide

  We live in the age of convenience.  So much so, that often the daily rituals we enjoy so thoroughly get thrown to the wayside.  I invite people ...

I finally made it to Montréal. My life became one big raw milk cheese sandwich.

I finally made it to Montréal. My life became one big raw milk cheese sandwich.

Montréal is one of those fairy cities, the type of city that I could imagine as something charmingly different from than the New York City hustle,...

Grilled Cheese with Gruyère AOP, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Brin's Chili Pepper Jam

Grilled Cheese with Gruyère AOP, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Brin's Chili Pepper Jam

National Grilled Cheese Month continues, and so does our partnership with Brin's Jam.  Their Chili Pepper Jam is delicious with just about anythin...

A Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, and Brin's Lemon Saffron Jam Grilled Cheese

A Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, and Brin's Lemon Saffron Jam Grilled Cheese

It is National Grilled Cheese Month, and so I pay tribute to the monthly holiday with a series of grilled cheeses featuring Brin's Jam.  The Brook...

Moroccan Amlou Spread and Cheddar Toast

Moroccan Amlou Spread and Cheddar Toast

One of the more traditional applications for culinary argan oil is a delicious roasted almond, honey, and argan oil spread.  It is similar to almo...

Build a Cheese Plate for Your Health

Build a Cheese Plate for Your Health

Health educator and cheese researcher, Babs Hogan, has discovered that specialty cheese is a superfood, and that it has real nutritional benefits. ...

Argan Oil Goat Cheese Balls with Thyme, Lemon Zest, and Black Pepper

Argan Oil Goat Cheese Balls with Thyme, Lemon Zest, and Black Pepper

Culinary Argan Oil is a new discovery for me.  I have already adopted Argan oil as my nightly moisturizer - I believe in its healing properties as...

Adagio

Adagio

By Steven Rosa

On the day I met Adagio, I wandered the city in the rain for hours, unfeeling and without volition, as if I were being carried along by two handles. I was blank. Nothing now could ever be as it had been.

My Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate. You're welcome.

My Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate. You're welcome.

Featured in photo above: Milène Jardine Harvey Wallbanger chocolate truffle and Délice de Bourgogne triple cream cow's milk cheese. Cheese and Cho...