[1] Chocolate mousse with a secret: blue cheese blended into it (both photos © Castello Cheese USA). [2] Castello blue cheese. [3] Häagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet (photo © Häagen-Dazs).   The name of this dish may sound like an April Fool’s Day joke: A mousse of chocolate and blue cheese. We first had the chocolate-blue cheese […]

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We recently dined at a wonderfully creative new restaurant in New York City, Frevo. A cheese course is typically served before dessert, or instead of it. Quite a few connoisseurs prefer to end dinner with cheese instead of something sweet. Our cheese course consisted of Comte cheese, shaved into pappardelle-size ribbons (fettuccine size works, too), […]

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WE’RE BULLISH ABOUT SHEEP… …but not just any sheep. We’re crushing on Sarda sheep, the lovely ovine ladies living the luxe life of Italy’s gemstone island, Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian). What they produce is the extraordinary milk that makes the extraordinary Pecorino D.O.P (Denominazione d’Origine Protetta, or Protected Designation of Origin) cheese. D.O.P.* is Italy’s […]

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This is the week to check the best cheese counter in town for heart-shaped cheese (or make your own—see the surprise below). The most famous cheese heart is Coeur du Berry goat cheese; but if you’re a cheddar fan, you may be able to find a cheddar heart covered in red wax, from Godminster Farm […]

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[1] Original: cheesy with a kick of cayenne (all photos © Southern Straws). [2] Don’t want any heat? Go for Mild. [3] Like lots of heat? Spicy is for you. [4] Want a nice gift? Go for the Holiday Box.   Cheese straws are a delectable cocktail snack: cheese crackers raised to their most sophisticated […]

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Forget the chips, forget the pretzels: Our favorite crunchy snack is Cheddies cheddar cheese crackers. Cheddies were a serendipitous food find. Last summer, we were at an enormous trade show—think the Disneyland of food, occupying an entire convention center. After tasting samples of every type of food for four hours straight, we could not eat […]

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[1] Autumn mac and cheese, with whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes and kale (photos #1 and #2 © North Carolina Sweet Potatoes). [2] Beautiful sweet potatoes, grown in North Carolina. [3] This variety of kale is variously called black Tuscan, dinosaur or lacinato (photo © Good Eggs).   Macaroni and cheese is a favorite in […]

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September 18th was National Cheeseburger Day. It inspired us to create this history of the cheese that tops more cheeseburgers than any other: American cheese. But is American cheese “real” cheese? Not in the sense that blue, cheddar, Swiss and other cheeses are. It is made from milk, but not with the traditional cheese-making process […]

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[1] Grilled peaches with burrata. The recipe is below (photo © DeLallo). [2] Burrata (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [3] Burrata with toast (photo © Distilled Restaurant | NYC). [3] Puglia, the birthplace of burrata (image courtesy Wikipedia). [4] While homemade pesto is particularly delicious, it’s easier to open a jar of pesto (photo © DeLallo). […]

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Looking for some sophisticated party fun? Here’s an idea from Elegant Affairs Caterers, riffing on tomato soup and grilled cheese: Gazpacho shooters, topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Make your favorite gazpacho recipe, and use thin bread for the grilled cheese (photo #1). Another fun gazpacho idea: top the shot glass with Tostitos Scoops filled […]

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