This holiday season, Sartori Cheese will have its second release of their award winning Extra-Aged Goat Cheese. The cheese will be available in cheese stores nationwide, and a limited amount of 4 oz. logs will be available on Sartori's website.
Already, this cheese has gained international recognition, taking home a Gold Medal at this year's Global Cheese Awards held in Somerset, U.K. and a silver medal at the 2011 Global Cheese Awards, as well as a top 3 finish at the American Cheese Society competition.
The folks here at culture have been excited about Irish cheese for awhile now, as you can probably tell from our Fall 2012 issue. We are glad to see that others are, too! Hannah Howard at Serious Eats shares a history of Irish farmstead cheeses, plus six of her favorites that you should try. What's your favorite?
The plot of Irish cheesemaking thickened in the 1970s and 80s. By that time, a long dairying tradition had suffered and died at the hands of a few hundred years of industrialization. The country's "cheese" now consisted of processed, soulless cheesestuff.
The wait is over! If you're in the Windy City, be sure to check out Bar Pastoral, the new sit-down bistro from the nationally acclaimed cheese, wine and specialty food purveyor Pastoral. The fifty-seat restaurant features hot and cold plates, cheese boards, and charcuterie.
SWith table service in the evenings, late night dining on weekends plus counter service on weekdays until late afternoon, BAR PASTORAL is an extension of Pastoral’s retail shops and focuses on what Pastoral does best: offering customers perfectly paired artisan cheeses, charcuterie, beverages, accompaniments and more in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Chef Eric Greenspan of the Foundry on Melrose in L.A has created one of the best grilled cheeses, and he wants to share it with you! A stick of butter, short rib "meat marmalade," and apricot-caper puree are all components of the brilliant sandwich. Mmm...cheese brilliance.
Like all dining experiences, the perfect grilled cheese isn't only about taste. As Greenspan says, it's also so much about the visual impact of the gooey cheese, the sound of the crunchy, perfectly crisp bread, and the unmistakable smell of melted cheese. Speaking of bread, check out the video below for his tip on the best kind to use in a grilled cheese -- you may be surprised by his take on it..
Try this easy, cheesy stuffed chicken from Honest Cooking. The bold flavors of leeks, goat cheese, and broccolini compliment each other perfectly. Give it a try tonight!
Stuffed chicken. How many ways can you do it? Well – You can
pound and roll it..
stuff it with veggies..
whole grains.. think: couscous, quinoa, rice..
any cheese you please..
more meat.. think: ham, Italian sausage, chorizo, bacon..
I’ve even eaten chicken stuffed chicken- quite delicious.
This version of stuffed chicken is worth a try for you and your family -- trust me.
Calling all DIY freaks, cheese-lovers, and homesteaders! We've got a Camembert recipe for you, and it's super easy.
Camembert cheese has a fussy reputation that it doesn’t necessarily deserve. In some ways, it’s one of the simplest ripened cheeses to make at home: you don’t need a cheese press, and you don’t need a specialized curing chamber to ripen it. It conveniently ripens at ordinary refrigerator temperatures.
Photo by Rosanna Nafziger Henderson
SNL spoofs the former presidential candidate's Mormon abstinence from alcohol, and imagines him drunk on dairy instead. Can milk soothe emotional wounds? If it's good enough, we think so.
“SNL” presented Mitt Romney (Jason Sudeikis) mourning his loss by drinking too much milk, getting his sons’ names confused and tossing Karl Rove (Bobby Moynihan) off a balcony.
This article from America's Test Kitchen argues artisan cheeses are best left for snacking, and you should pick up a standard sharp block from your grocery store to use in recipes. What say you, culture readers? Which cheddar is better for mac and cheese?
Now, let’s talk everyday cheddar. Like the kind that you’ll want to use if you’re making our Classic Macaroni and Cheese from the school. Whatever you do, do NOT use artisanal cheddar for this recipe, or really any time you’re cooking. That’s a waste of great cheddar, and the structure of the cheese will actually end up making a chalky, granular mac and cheese sauce. Not good.
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English cheese, please! Whether you're on vacation or exploring your own backyard, these top new shops for turophiles are worth checking out.
Although the focus at Cannon & Cannon is British artisan charcuterie, the cheese counter has a well-considered selection of about 20 British-only cheeses. Either take away your purchases or “build your own platter” of cheese and charcuterie to eat in with a glass of organic wine or a London-brewed beer.
Cowgirl Creamery's founders, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, sure have come a long way from trading shifts at a burger joint, but their collaborative attitude hasn't changed a bit!
They divide duties in the day-to-day operation. Conley handles the cheese making and marketing, while Smith oversees wholesale and retail. They overlap as necessary, both advocating for producers and educating young farmers and cheese makers.
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