Cheese Grotto™Journal

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...

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...

Parsnip, Apple, Shallot, and Thyme Soup with Aged Pecorino

Parsnip, Apple, Shallot, and Thyme Soup with Aged Pecorino

Parsnip, Apple, Shallot, and Thyme Soup with Shaved, Aged Pecorino Adapted from The Kitchn For 3 to 4 people 2 Granny Smith apples 2 teaspoons...

Minimalist Kitchen: Cutting Down on Food Waste

Minimalist Kitchen: Cutting Down on Food Waste

With all the current discussion about climate change, I've been reflecting more on how the individual can actively reduce their carbon footprint.  ...

Cheese and Turkish Pepper Pide

Cheese and Turkish Pepper Pide

A cheesy flatbread that is made for a group gathering, pide is the Turkish version of pita bread that is traditionally prepared during Ramadan. It...

Parmesan Cheese Straws with Pepper Crush's Islahiye Pepper

Parmesan Cheese Straws with Pepper Crush's Islahiye Pepper

If you're entertaining, these cheese straws liberally sprinkled with Pepper Crush's Islahiye Pepper will satiate your guests upon arrival.  They ar...

A Day of Pairing Gruyere Cheese Caramels

A Day of Pairing Gruyere Cheese Caramels

People have gotten excited about our handmade Gruyere Cheese Caramels.  We’re currently offering small batch gift wrapped blocks of cheese carame...

Simple Holiday Cheese Tarts

Simple Holiday Cheese Tarts

With holiday gatherings around the corner, it is important to have delicious, seasonal finger food, with cheese included.  We’ve included two reci...

Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Wrapped in Bacon

Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Wrapped in Bacon

In specialty cheese shops, Cambozola cheese is seen as an introduction into the world of blue for the mellow tempered cheese eaters.  Produced in ...

Ossau Iraty Walnut Mini Biscuits

Ossau Iraty Walnut Mini Biscuits

Ossau Iraty cheese: it is one of the sheep milk classics from Aquitane, France.  Sheep’s milk, with its high butterfat content (higher than any co...

Baked Camembert with Raspberry Jam in Homemade Pie Crust

Baked Camembert with Raspberry Jam in Homemade Pie Crust

The master cheese affineur Hervé Mons has crafted a pasteurized Camembert le Pommier that is rich and flavorful. Notice the rind on this bloomy ri...