Cheese Grotto I Specialty Cheese and Cheese Storage

Your Guide to Cheesemaking 101

Your Guide to Cheesemaking 101

Over the past thirteen years, I've taught numerous classes on how to make cheese.  My philosophy on understanding cheese - or any specialty food or...

What is Waxed Rind Cheese?

What is Waxed Rind Cheese?

How Waxed Rind Cheese Is Different From Natural Rind Cheese Pressed cheeses can be aged by either an aerobic (absorbing oxygen) or anaerobic me...

What is Natural Rind Cheese?

What is Natural Rind Cheese?

What Makes a Natural Rind Cheese Natural rind cheeses are semi-firm to firm pressed curd cheeses that have been aged in open air in a cheese cave....

What is Blue Cheese?

What is Blue Cheese?

The Vast World of Blue Cheese Often associated with one characteristic blue flavor, blue cheese comes in all types of textures and variations of fl...

What is Washed Rind Cheese?

What is Washed Rind Cheese?

A Stinky Cheese for a Serious Cheese Lover Strong in aroma, but varied in flavor and texture, washed rind cheeses are for the serious cheese lover....

What is Bloomy Rind Cheese?

What is Bloomy Rind Cheese?

One of the most beloved categories of specialty cheese, bloomy rind styles are covered with a white, downy rind, which is often a mix of penicillium candidum (fluffy white-colored mold) and geotrichum candidum (squiggly cream-colored fungus).

3 Best Ways to Store Cheese

3 Best Ways to Store Cheese

Storing naturally-made cheese requires humidity, air flow, and temperature control in order to stay fresh both in texture and flavor.  If one of th...

What is Raw Milk Cheese?

What is Raw Milk Cheese?

History of Raw Milk Cheese Raw milk cheese is simply cheese made with unpasteurized or non-thermized milk. Before the invention of pasteurization i...