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A Brooklyn-based jam maker gives her cheese, jam, and booze pairing ideas.

A Brooklyn-based jam maker gives her cheese, jam, and booze pairing ideas.

Jam-maker Candice Ross provides unbeatable tips on how to build your next cheese board.  In this post, we highlight what types of cheeses pair with different flavors of jam and liquors.  From vodka to bourbon to gin to rye, every liquor has a memorable cheese pairing and jam pairing.

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.

[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: Honey Orange Pistachio Lace Cookies

Recipe: Honey Orange Pistachio Lace Cookies

This honey orange pistachio lace cookie recipe provides the best of those worlds: the pistachios balance the sweetness of the honey, and the orange zest brings out deeper, caramelized flavors.  The cookie is a great pairing for a cheese board as an alternative to a cracker.

Two Grottos are better than one for Raw Milk Cheese Day.

Two Grottos are better than one for Raw Milk Cheese Day.

The Case for Raw Milk Cheese Imagine a world where raw milk cheese is outlawed.  Imagine a world where in order to enjoy a raw milk delicacy, you ...

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...

Cheese in the City Supper: House Made Cheeses and Summer Fare

Cheese in the City Supper: House Made Cheeses and Summer Fare

Over the past two years I have been hosting seasonal dinners at 61 Local in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.  The formation of each meal has become somewhat...

Floral Goat Cheese and Floral Tea Recipe

Floral Goat Cheese and Floral Tea Recipe

This recipe post outlines how to pair cheese and tea. Calendula tea is known for its medicinal properties. It is soothing, light, slightly vegetal, and obviously has hints of floral that pairs beautifully with fresh goat cheese.