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Decadent Truffle Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe

Decadent Truffle Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe

All it takes is a stellar cheese to transform a pasta dish into something unforgettable. This decadent truffle goat cheese from Hudson Valley takes...

Blanched Asparagus with Arugula, Pine Nuts, and Shaved Parm

Blanched Asparagus with Arugula, Pine Nuts, and Shaved Parm

The best part of Spring is that the precious forage found this time of year is deeply flavorful and expresses all notes of green and earth. After ...

Crème Fraîche Mushroom Risotto

Crème Fraîche Mushroom Risotto

Crème Fraîche is one of the classics that I teach in my private cheese making workshops.  It is a simple cultured cream that has a silky texture; ...

Recipe: Grilled Cheese with Gruyère AOP, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Brin's Chili Pepper Jam

Recipe: Grilled Cheese with Gruyère AOP, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Brin's Chili Pepper Jam

This grilled cheese recipe shows how versatile both Gruyère AOP cheese can be when cooking with cheese as well as how sweet and spicy peppers are a perfect pairing for cheeses.  Chili Pepper Jam is one of my favorite cheese pairings and the mushrooms bring out the savory characteric of the Gruyère AOP cheese.

Grilled Cheese with Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, and Brin's Lemon Saffron Jam

Grilled Cheese with Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash, and Brin's Lemon Saffron Jam

This grilled cheese recipe highlights the bright and tangy characteristics of goat cheese and the sweetness of butternut squash with the addition of lemon saffron jam.  Kale adds a fresh green flavor to round out the grilled cheese experience.  This recipe is perfect for National Grilled Cheese Day, or any day.

Recipe: Argan Oil Goat Cheese Balls with Thyme, Lemon Zest, and Black Pepper

Recipe: Argan Oil Goat Cheese Balls with Thyme, Lemon Zest, and Black Pepper

Blend Culinary Argan Oil with fresh goat cheese, herbs, and spices for a delicious and simple appetizer!

Recipe: Parsnip, Apple, Shallot, and Thyme Soup with Aged Pecorino

Recipe: Parsnip, Apple, Shallot, and Thyme Soup with Aged Pecorino

This Parsnip, Apple, Shallot, and Thyme Soup Recipe with Shaved, Aged Pecorino is adapted from The Kitchn. It is a great fall or winter weather soup that uses shaved pecorino cheese to add flavor and body to the pureed soup.

Recipe: Wheymonade (With or Without Rum, Frozen or UnFrozen)

Recipe: Wheymonade (With or Without Rum, Frozen or UnFrozen)

Turn cheese whey into a delicious and nutritious lemonade, cocktail, or popsicle with this simple recipe. #cheesemaking.  This blog post answers the question: What can I do with leftover whey?

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: Cheese and Urfa Pepper Omelette

Recipe: Cheese and Urfa Pepper Omelette

This omelette recipe combines robust, meaty Taleggio cheese and the smoky heat of Urfa Pepper. The green scallion addition balances out this flavorful egg dish with its zesty, fresh notes. This is a great breakfast omelette recipe with a unique Turkish pepper.

Fondue is not for the faint of cheese heart

Fondue is not for the faint of cheese heart

A couple of weeks ago, I curated a fondue party at my house as a last celebration of winter, and to explore the chemistry of melted cheeses.   We ...

Recipe: Peaches and Crème Fraîche Pops

Recipe: Peaches and Crème Fraîche Pops

This Peaches & Crème Fraîche popsicle recipe is great for breakfast or dessert, and is a spin off the classic peaches and cream combination that is an excellent, fresh summer treat. Preserve the best of summer in frozen popsicle form!