Cheese Grotto™Journal

[Video] Build a Cheese Board Like An American.

[Video] Build a Cheese Board Like An American.

  American cheese has always been associated with industrial cheese: highly processed with milk and curd pooled from hundreds of dairy farms.  Our...

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

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

It is National Grilled Cheese Month, and so I pay tribute to the monthly holiday with a series of grilled cheeses featuring Brin's Jam.  The Brook...

Moroccan Amlou Spread and Cheddar Toast

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...

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

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

Culinary Argan Oil is a new discovery for me.  I have already adopted Argan oil as my nightly moisturizer - I believe in its healing properties as...

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...

Ripening Vermont Creamery's Fresh Crottin in the Grotto

Ripening Vermont Creamery's Fresh Crottin in the Grotto

  Fresh Crottin by Vermont Creamery This history of crottin cheese dates back to before the 8th century in Loire Valley, France.  The small rounds ...