October 8, 2018

Have you tried… Ricotta Salata?

Flavor: Fresh and milky, slightly salty Texture:  Creamy & Firm Country: Italy Ricotta Salata (or salted) is a hard Sheep’s milk cheese, originating in southern Italy. The cheese is made from the whey part of the sheep milk, it’s then pressed, salted and aged which extracts the moisture and compacts the curds, giving it its’ firm texture. …

By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

September 25, 2018

Fall Cocktail and Imported Cheese Pairings

Fall is such a fun time to have friends over for cocktails!   Everyone’s back home from summer travels, holiday madness hasn’t kicked in yet, and the cooler temps are perfect for kicking back with some classic cocktails. Chances are you’ve been to plenty of wine and cheese parties… why not mix things up a bit …

September 12, 2018

Have you tried… Grana Padano?

Flavor: Delicate, nutty and fruity Texture:  Hard with a finely grained structure, crumbly Country: Italy This well-known cheese from Italy is a semi-aged, hard cheese made with partially skimmed milk. It originated in the countryside around the Po River Valley, shortly after 1000 AD, by monks who farmed the plains in that region. Then, the monks called …

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August 24, 2018

Make the Most of Farmer’s Market Finds

Enjoy local food with cheeses from around the world.  Late summer and early fall are the perfect time to take advantage of the abundant harvest at your local Farmer’s Market!  The selection of produce is excellent; plus since everything is being picked at it’s peak you can get away with minimal cooking too. Here are some …

August 3, 2018

Have you tried… Manchego?

Flavor: Fruity, nutty with a slight gaminess. Varies by age. Texture: Firm and creamy Country: Spain Noted for: A characteristic herringbone pattern on the rind One of the most popular cheeses from Spain, Manchego is made with sheep’s milk from Manchega sheep in the La Mancha region. The rind is inedible and has a characteristic …