September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day. That typically means a slice of supermarket American, cheddar or Swiss cheese: The same old, same old. How about some better cheese, for a change? Murray’s, a New York City cheese and specialty food store, has a separate restaurant that has fine cheeses in every course. If this is […]

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All you need is a sharp knife and a peeler or mandoline to decorate goat cheese logs the way John Karangis does. Karangis is the executive chef at Union Square Events, and his job is to present dazzling foods. Yet, this particular dazzler does not require culinary school. Here’s all you need: RECIPE: DECORATED GOAT […]

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Watermelon and feta stacks. The recipe is below (photo courtesy Mozzarella Company). [2] Instead of the dressing in the recipe below, you can drizzle balsamic glaze across the plate, as shown (photo courtesy Watermelon.org). [3] This Watermelon “Caprese” uses the conventional Caprese cheese, mozzarella, and substitutes watermelon for the not-yet-in-season tomatoes. It adds pizzazz with […]

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April 24th is National Pigs In Blankets Day. Some people call the food Pigs In A Blanket, but there’s only one pig per blanket. So, it’s Pig In A Blanket or Pigs In Blankets; and since no one has ever eaten just one, go for the plural. But across the U.S., what caterers declare to […]

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[1] A Caprese grilled cheese sandwich made with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. Here’s the recipe from Cooking Classy. [2] Dessert grilled cheese: queso blanco and fresh raspberries (photo courtesy Litehouse Foods).   April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day. We’re passing along these tips for a better grilled cheese sandwich from the culinary team […]

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We recently published an article on pairing cheese and chocolate, but it was limited to certain types of cheese. To put together a Valentine cheese plate, pick your favorite cheeses and build the accompaniments around them from the lists below. Use red and/or pink accents. 1. CHEESES We love the goat cheese family and soft-ripened […]

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[1] The B & S Poutine Grilled Cheese Sandwich (photo and recipe © BSInTheKitchen.com. [2] Cheese curds are made plain or flavored. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese makes different flavors, including the Chipotle Curds in the photo (photo courtesy Beecher’s).   La Poutine Week (poo-TEEN) is here! Celebrated from February 1st to the 7th, it’s an opportunity […]

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We often enjoy a cheese plate for dessert, and sometimes add a piece of dark chocolate to it. Castello Cheese has taken the idea further, creating an entire dessert platter. They’ve chosen three of their cheeses—Castello Creamy Havarti, Blue Crumbles, and Double Crème White. We’re modifying that a bit with our own choices: brie or […]

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