Cheese Grotto I Specialty Cheese and Cheese Storage

How to Store Different Styles of Cheese, Pt. 1

How to Store Different Styles of Cheese, Pt. 1

Naturally-made cheese is a complex food.  As a cheese ripens, it develops different flavors, aromas, and textures dependent upon the storage conditions. This blog post highlights how to store camembert, bloomy rinds, washed rinds, hard cheeses, alpine cheeses, cheddars, and blue cheeses.

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 ...

How to Buy Cheese for the Apocalypse

How to Buy Cheese for the Apocalypse

One of my favorite moments selling cheese at Formaggio Kitchen was quite unexpected. It was the end of a long day of helping the regular customers...

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 ...

Mind the Rind: A Cheese Photo Journal

Mind the Rind: A Cheese Photo Journal

Back in June 2016, Sarah E Crowder and I both wanted to do something creatively inspired by cheese, as it stands as sculpture.  Artisan cheese, in...

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 ...