Cheese Grotto I Specialty Cheese and Cheese Storage

What is Natural Rind Cheese?

What is Natural Rind Cheese?

What Makes a Natural Rind Cheese Natural rind cheeses are semi-firm to firm pressed curd cheeses that have been aged in open air in a cheese cave....

How to Build a Healthy Cheese Plate

How to Build a Healthy Cheese Plate

Health educator and cheese researcher, Babs Hogan, has discovered that specialty cheese is a superfood, and that it has real nutritional benefits.  This post highlights the top 9 healthiest cheeses and their nutritional benefits so you can build a guiltless cheese board.  Cheese is healthy, read this to learn why.

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

If you have the proper cheese storage, you can store your cheese at room temperature for up to 10 days.  Before refrigeration in Europe + the Middle East, specialty cheese was produced to preserve and extend the shelf-life of milk and cream.  French cheese safes were used in France, but now we have the Cheese Grotto!

[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!

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.

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...

Fluffy Fontina Cheese Soufflé Recipe

Fluffy Fontina Cheese Soufflé Recipe

This cheese souffle recipe is a breakfast classic, and is very simple to make. We used Fontina cheese, but you can also substitute fontina for semi-soft, meltable cheeses like cheddar, havarti, and swiss styles.