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.

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. ...

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...

As the air gets cooler, consider storing your cheese at room temp.

As the air gets cooler, consider storing your cheese at room temp.

This fall has been unseasonably warm.  By mid-October, we should usually see the season turn.  Today is a cool temperature of 57 degrees F, but the...

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.  ...

Video: Goat Cheese's Signature Flavor Profile

Video: Goat Cheese's Signature Flavor Profile

Ever noticed the inherent "goaty" characteristic of goat cheese?  Join me as I taste 3 different goat cheese styles and dig a little into the scien...

Video: Beer and Cheese Tasting at Strongrope Brewery

Video: Beer and Cheese Tasting at Strongrope Brewery

Microbrews and specialty cheeses are a joy to pair together.  Both are more complex and nuanced in flavor, texture, and body than their more conven...

Video: How to ripen Rocket's Robiola to perfection

Video: How to ripen Rocket's Robiola to perfection

Here it begins: the Facebook Live Series to answer all your burning questions about cheese.  Consider it your quick dose of cheese knowledge for th...

Preserving Different Styles of Cheese in the Grotto, Pt. 4

Preserving Different Styles of Cheese in the Grotto, Pt. 4

Ambient climates Room Temperature Today's lesson in cheese preservation focuses on storing styles of cheese at room temperature, or between 41 and...

Preserving Different Styles of Cheese in the Grotto, Pt. 3

Preserving Different Styles of Cheese in the Grotto, Pt. 3

Let's talk about water content in cheese, shall we? The water content of a cheese directly impacts the preservation method, and the duration of a c...

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...