When there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to make fondue or raclette. Most Americans are familiar with fondue; less so with raclette (rah-CLET—photo #1). Raclette is a melted cheese dish that’s easier to eat than fondue: no bread or veggies to get dropped and lost in the pot. Raclette is a specific type […]

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[1] This gouda from Basiron in Holland is infused with pesto. Get it at iGourmet (photo © iGourmet). [2] Coupole, from Vermont Creamery, is one of our favorite goat cheeses. The brain-like surface is caused by Geotrichum candidum, a fungus that colonizes nearly all fungal surface-ripened cheeses during the early stages of ripening. Here’s more […]

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[1] Who can resist cheese fries? (photo © Idaho Potato Commission) [2] Crinkle-cut fries are baked from frozen fries (photo © Walmart). [3] Sharp cheddar from Wisconsin (photo © Wisconsin Cheese).   It’s National American Cheese Month, so how about some cheese fries, made with a fine American cheddar*? You don’t even have to fry […]

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If you’re a true cheese lover, you know that there are “so many cheeses, so little time.” But we can cut down on the list a bit, because it’s National American Cheese Month. The American Cheese Society says that, “American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, […]

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October is National American Cheese Month. How about some vegan cheese? It’s amazing how vegan cheeses have improved from the original soy-based products, thanks to more people demanding non-dairy foods. Vegan products are not just for vegans, but people who are: Avoiding cholesterol Kosher Lactose-intolerant (or have other milk allergies) Sustainable living advocates   We’d […]

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