This chicken burger from the KFC in the Philippines has been all over our cheese news radar. Who knew placing cheese on top of the bun would make such a splash..
New to the menu at KFC in the Philippines is the Cheese Top Burger (50 pesos, about $1.18) featuring an "Original Recipe" chicken patty* with garlic parmesan dressing on a bun topped with a slice of melted cheese. Why put the cheese on the outside of the bun? ...Ah...um...[tumbleweed rolls by]...so the Internet will feel compelled to write about it?
If anyone tries the burger, let us know if it deeply impacts your view of cheese placement in sandwiches.
Blue Cheese? In biscuits? Who thought of such a crazy, wonderful idea? The same person who decided to make a bacon date jam to go along with them...
Anyhow, one of my finds at the market were some surprisingly plump dried dates from a friendly vendor who sold all-things-date: date cookies, date cake, date bread, date bars. She was like the Bubba Gump of dates. I love dates, so I purchased some and, per my new Barefoot Contessa mentality, decided that I would figure out what to do with them when I got home.
Photo by Peanut Butter and Julie
Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery is holding a contest on their Facebook page. All you have to do is post a picture of a delicious goat cheese recipe or pairing on their wall. The winner gets a cutting board, a cookbook, and lots of fresh cheese.
Harbison, a bloomy-rind cheese from Jasper Hill Farm gets a rave review from the Kitchn. The cheese is perfectly ripe when tasted, resulting in a liquidy, melty center that looks as irresistible as it sounds.
Lucky me. Just yesterday, I happened to bump into a friend with a supremely ripe wheel of Harbison, Jasper Hill Farm's newest cheese offering. I tasted the cheese for the first time about five months ago and have been meaning to write about it ever since, but there was something about this wheel in particular that made me realize that I couldn't wait one minute longer.
I held the small puck in my hand and could tell from the bulging interior, which gave way beneath the slight pressure of my fingertip, that the cheese was perfectly ready to go. When ripe, Harbison is irresistible. It's like an eggy, salty pudding, as easily devoured as an ice cream cone of your most favorite flavor.
This low-prep, high-flavor meal is perfect for summer. If you are fortunate enough, pluck some of the ingredients from your own garden and relish the fresh tastes of the season!
The balance of flavors are simply sublime and this makes an excellent breakfast too, just on its own. The goat cheese is really essential in the quiche, and the other cheeses certainly compliment the rest of the ingredients, including the fresh basil from my garden and nutty quinoa. I was told this was worthy of any restaurant menu meal.
After customer complaints citing bad smelling, discolored milk, Bright Dairy and Food Co. in China posted a recall to their website. It turns out the milk contained traces of alkaline cleaning solution.
A Chinese dairy company has recalled hundreds of cartons of milk after a mechanical error tainted the batch with alkaline water, the latest blow to China's scandal-plagued dairy industry.
The recall comes just weeks after China's top-selling dairy firm, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co, pulled six months' worth of infant formula from shelves due to mercury contamination.
Goat cheese makes a cameo in this scrumptious dessert, blending with raspberry and cream cheese in brownie batter.
The brownies were both fudgy and cakey and the cream cheese and goat cheese batter was delicious. The goat cheese was very subtle, adding only a slight tang to the cream cheese.
Butter is getting a makeover, and it's paying off. Sales of the churned cream are at the top of the fats and oils category, and are expected to increase in the next five years.
Butter giant Land O'Lakes is adding olive oil to some of its sticks, marking what it says is a category first. Meanwhile, a canola-oil-blended butter spread continues to gain attention, and some versions also include, you guessed it, olive oil. At the same time, brands are adding dashes of sea salt, cinnamon and sugar to spice up what was once a pretty mundane dairy staple.
Major milk producers in Australia decided they wanted to stop adding thinner to their product. This would meet buyer's demands for less processed and more traditional milk.
A major milk producer will follow in the footsteps of an independent and stop using a thinner in two top milk brands.
The watery dairy by-product used by milk producers to dilute protein levels, known as permeate, will no longer be added to some Dairy Farmers and Pura milk products from July.
Cabot, the iconic Vermont based cheese producer, finds itself at the center of an unlikely political battle. Cabot voluntarily removed its Vermont logo from all of its products except Cabot cheddar, after it was discovered that less than 75% of their milk comes from Vermont and does not meet the state's origins standards. Now, Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is facing flak from Republicans and Democratic primary challengers in the state's upcoming elections that wish to restore the Green Mountain State to Cabot's packaging.
In the past week, however, the change has gone from quiet to creating quite a ruckus. It has seeped even into politics. Somehow, butter has become a hot topic in the race for attorney general, as the candidates looking to unseat the incumbent call for a different approach that they say might have kept the Vermont name on Cabot products.