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Recipe: Moroccan Amlou Spread and Cheddar Toast

Recipe: 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...

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.

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.

My other product invention: Gruyère Cheese Caramel

My other product invention: Gruyère Cheese Caramel

Authentic Gruyère A.O.P. from Switzerland. Heavy Cream. Milk. Caramelizing Sugar. Sea Salt. This caramel is infused with Gruyère, resulting in a b...

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!

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 conventional counterparts. Watch this video to learn about how to best pair cheese and beer.  It's a lot of fun!

Recipe: Grilled Cheese with Dense, Spicy Turkish Pepper Paste

Recipe: Grilled Cheese with Dense, Spicy Turkish Pepper Paste

Dense, spicy pepper paste is delicious spread on just about everything. Consider it a more flavorful version of sun-dried tomato paste, made completely out of freshly dried hot peppers, and pureed with olive oil and sea salt. This classic application in a grilled cheese sandwich recipe is a winner combination.

Recipe: Parmesan Cheese Straws with Islahiye Pepper

Recipe: Parmesan Cheese Straws with Islahiye Pepper

If you're entertaining, these cheese straws liberally sprinkled with Islahiye Pepper will satiate your guests upon arrival. They are excellent paired with sparkling white wine or pinot noir. You can also switch out the turkish pepper for red pepper flakes and it will be equally delicious, just a little spicier!

Building #ThatCheesePlate into a Grotto

Building #ThatCheesePlate into a Grotto

When building a cheese plate, it is important to highlight the flavor profile and texture of each cheese and then find a balance of complimentary and contrasting flavors and textures in fruit, nuts, jams, chocolate, and more. Think color contrast and balance sweet and savory characteristics in a cheese board.