Cheese Grotto™Journal

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...

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...

Video: Beer and Cheese Tasting at Strongrope Brewery

Video: Beer and Cheese Tasting at Strongrope Brewery

Microbrews and specialty cheeses are a joy to pair together.  Both are more complex and nuanced in flavor, texture, and body than their more conven...

Parmesan Cheese Straws with Pepper Crush's Islahiye Pepper

Parmesan Cheese Straws with Pepper Crush's Islahiye Pepper

If you're entertaining, these cheese straws liberally sprinkled with Pepper Crush's Islahiye Pepper will satiate your guests upon arrival.  They ar...

American Bloomy Rind Tasting Notes

American Bloomy Rind Tasting Notes

Developing a Cheese Palate Developing a cheese palate takes time, and it takes complete immersion in a vast variety of dairy.  When I started work...

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 ...

Building #ThatCheesePlate into a Grotto

Building #ThatCheesePlate into a Grotto

When I designed the Grotto, I set an intention to make the cheese humidor as multi-functional as possible.  This is why I designed the cheese boar...

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 ...

A Day of Pairing Gruyere Cheese Caramels

A Day of Pairing Gruyere Cheese Caramels

People have gotten excited about our handmade Gruyere Cheese Caramels.  We’re currently offering small batch gift wrapped blocks of cheese carame...

Floral Goat Cheese and Floral Tea

Floral Goat Cheese and Floral Tea

Calendula tea is known for its medicinal properties.  It is soothing, light, slightly vegetal, and obviously has hints of floral.  The flower is ...