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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...

Mt. Tam Baked in Puff Pastry with Strawberry Preserves and Thyme

Mt. Tam Baked in Puff Pastry with Strawberry Preserves and Thyme

Before the weather gets too warm, wrap a Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam in puff pastry, and indulge.  This is a perfect party trick, as it packs a wow ...

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!

Recipe: Cherry Lime Pie Popsicles with Creme Fraiche

Recipe: Cherry Lime Pie Popsicles with Creme Fraiche

This cherry lime pie popsicles with crème fraîche recipe is reminiscent of key lime pie.  They feature maple syrup, lime zest and crushed graham crackers.  They are sweet, tart, and creamery.

Honey Mascarpone Cheesecake with Strawberries and an Almond Crust

Honey Mascarpone Cheesecake with Strawberries and an Almond Crust

Soon enough, strawberries will begin popping out of the ground. Here is a tasty, foolproof, gluten free cheese cake filled with homemade mascarpon...

Recipe: Caramelized Pear and Blue Cheesecake with an Almond-Walnut Florentine Crust

Recipe: Caramelized Pear and Blue Cheesecake with an Almond-Walnut Florentine Crust

I made this cheesecake recipe using blue cheese. This recipe can go savory or sweet, and can be served as small slivers as an appetizer or after dinner bite. The Almond-Walnut Florentine crust is more like a cookie wafer. A delicious way to bake with blue cheese.

Cheddar Crusted Apple Pie

Cheddar Crusted Apple Pie

This is a classic combination of cheese and pie.  The recipe is adapted from both the Gourmet Cookbook and Martha Stewart.  Cheddar and apples wi...

Mascarpone Stuffed Gougères with Salty Caramel and Poached Pear

Mascarpone Stuffed Gougères with Salty Caramel and Poached Pear

This recipe was inspired from this past year’s American Raw Milk Cheese Tasting.  For the fourth and final course, we were tasting Bonnie Blue ...

Mimolette Soft Chewy Caramels

Mimolette Soft Chewy Caramels

Many people I know have fixated on the visually and texturally compelling Mimolette cheese. Its exterior is crater-like, its interior is a bright...

Recipe: Lemon Orange Ricotta Bars

Recipe: Lemon Orange Ricotta Bars

Looking for a family-friendly ricotta dessert for afternoon tea or for after dinner?  These lemon orange ricotta bars are a great balance of sweet and savory and can be even be enjoyed as a breakfast bar.  We use homemade ricotta in this one, but you can also use store-bought ricotta.

Berry Beet Goat Cheese Popsicle Recipe

Berry Beet Goat Cheese Popsicle Recipe

This popsicle recipe is a meal unto itself. The classic pairing of fresh goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and beets is elevated to dessert status by the addition of a puree of mixed berries and a dash of honey. Take your time snacking on one of these. You’ll find that it is a nutritious, well deserved treat.