Cheese Grotto I Specialty Cheese and Cheese Storage

What is Washed Rind Cheese?

What is Washed Rind Cheese?

A Stinky Cheese for a Serious Cheese Lover Strong in aroma, but varied in flavor and texture, washed rind cheeses are for the serious cheese lover....

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 Build a Beautiful Summer Cheese Board

How to Build a Beautiful Summer Cheese Board

In this blog post, we highlight how to make a summer cheese board at your next backyard event really pop and we consulted with an interior design expert for our inspiration.  We outline a few rules you can apply whenever entertaining with food and beautiful home garnishes.

How to Store & Serve Soft Goat Cheese & Washed Rind Cheese

How to Store & Serve Soft Goat Cheese & Washed Rind Cheese

An in-depth guide on how to best store and serve soft goat cheese and washed rind cheese styles.  Our Cheese Grotto storage pieces allow you to keep cheese fresher for longer, but this cheese storage information is useful for your tupperware or cheese paper solutions, too.

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...