Cheese Grotto I Specialty Cheese and Cheese Storage

[Video] How to Build a Cheese Board Like An American.

[Video] How to Build a Cheese Board Like An American.

This video outlines how to build an American flag cheese board.  Featuring strawberries, Coach Farm Goat Cheese, Jasper Hill Farm Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese, and blueberries, the American-style cheese board looks wonderful on our American-made Adagio cheese server.

Our Complete Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate (You're Welcome)

Our Complete Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate (You're Welcome)

Both cheese and chocolate are delicious and complex. Both are maddeningly addictive. They make you feel elated, and are aphrodisiacs.  Cheese and chocolate pair well together and they pair well with wine, beer, and liqueurs.  This a step-by-step guide to pairing cheese and chocolate for your next dessert cheese board.

Recipe: Savory Dutch Baby Pancake with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese

Recipe: Savory Dutch Baby Pancake with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese

The secret to a savory dutch baby pancake is lots and lots of fresh cracked pepper. It is also one of those recipes that can be easily whipped up with available pantry items: eggs, milk, flour, corn starch, sauteed vegetables, and a small nub of cheese. This is quick, simple recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

If you have the proper cheese storage, you can store your cheese at room temperature for up to 10 days.  Before refrigeration in Europe + the Middle East, specialty cheese was produced to preserve and extend the shelf-life of milk and cream.  French cheese safes were used in France, but now we have the Cheese Grotto!

[Video] Why is American Artisan Cheese Important? And How to Pair It...

[Video] Why is American Artisan Cheese Important? And How to Pair It...

Join us in a discussion on American Artisan Cheese.  We highlight the American Artisan Cheese movement and why it is important to our local and regional economies.  We also discuss how to pair the featured cheeses with nuts, fruit, jam, and beer/microbrews!

How to Store Different Styles of Cheese, Pt. 1

How to Store Different Styles of Cheese, Pt. 1

Naturally-made cheese is a complex food.  As a cheese ripens, it develops different flavors, aromas, and textures dependent upon the storage conditions. This blog post highlights how to store camembert, bloomy rinds, washed rinds, hard cheeses, alpine cheeses, cheddars, and blue cheeses.

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...

Recipe: Caramelized Pear and Blue Cheesecake with an Almond-Walnut Florentine Crust

Recipe: Caramelized Pear and Blue Cheesecake with an Almond-Walnut Florentine Crust

I made this cheesecake recipe using blue cheese. This recipe can go savory or sweet, and can be served as small slivers as an appetizer or after dinner bite. The Almond-Walnut Florentine crust is more like a cookie wafer. A delicious way to bake with blue cheese.

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Bread Stuffing with Mushrooms, Bacon, Sage and Blue Cheese

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Bread Stuffing with Mushrooms, Bacon, Sage and Blue Cheese

A unique take on a traditional Thanksgiving bread stuffing, this recipe features sweet potato, mushrooms, bacon, sage, and blue cheese.  Cooking with blue cheese has never been this tasty.

Mascarpone Stuffed Gougères with Salty Caramel and Poached Pear

Mascarpone Stuffed Gougères with Salty Caramel and Poached Pear

This recipe was inspired from this past year’s American Raw Milk Cheese Tasting.  For the fourth and final course, we were tasting Bonnie Blue ch...