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Holiday Cheesy Gift Guide 2014 – Cheese Baskets, Boxes, and Cheese of the Month

Affineur grande: Photo courtesy of Artisanal Cheese

Affineur grande: Photo courtesy of Artisanal Cheese

With Christmas fast approaching and Chanukah coming to a close it’s time to get serious about those gift-giving decisions. Fortunately, our friendly cheesemakers, cheese shops, and cheese websites can help play Chanukah Charlie and Santa by offering up some awesome swanky baskets, boxes and Cheese-Of-The-Month-Clubs to ship out to our loved ones. The Artisanal Premium Cheese Club  is always a great way to go, but there are many more to chose from as well. Check out some of the fabulous fromage gifts below , but don’t delay today is the last day for shipping for a Cheesy Christmas delivery! Continue reading

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Holiday Cheesy Gift Guide 2014 – Cheese Art by Mike Geno

Cheese Prints by Mike Geno: Photograph taken by The House Mouse

Cheese Prints by Mike Geno: Photograph taken by The House Mouse

With the holidays fast approaching, it may seem like a cheese plate, markers,  or set of knives would be the obvious choice for the turophile on your gift list. While these tokens are nice and can be thoughtful, they tend to get a bit overdone and can be a bit obvious.  Let’s face it – while these cheesy gifts are appreciated, more often than not, they end up being shoved into a drawer only to be brought out on special occasions… like next Christmas. How about giving a fromage find that will be front and center all year long… something like cheese art? Where does one find such a thing? Artist Mike Geno can help.

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Coffee and Cheese: Turning Fantasy into Reality Part 2 – Espresso BellaVitano

Espresso BellaVitano photo courtesy of Sartori Company

Espresso BellaVitano photo courtesy of Sartori Company

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post,  coffee and cheese have been a favorite flavor fantasy formula since early childhood. It just seemed right that the nutty, sweet, bitter smells and tastes would fit perfectly together.  I imagined they would, only I was still a kid and coffee had yet to become my morning nectar from the Gods. Two cheesemakers obviously felt the same.

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Coffee and Cheese: Turning Fantasy into Reality Part 1-Barely Buzzed

Barely Buzzed photo courtesy of Beehive Cheese Co

Barely Buzzed photo courtesy of Beehive Cheese Co

My parents were big java drinkers and getting freshly ground coffee in the 70’s in our neighborhood meant going to Cheese World. The combined smell when we walked in the door of the ground beans and the sweet cheese always tantalized my taste buds. I couldn’t wait to be old enough to put the flavors together and see if my fantasy was as good as reality. It seems I was not alone in this fantasy world since not one, but TWO cheese makers created a coffee and cheese combination. So, who are these dream cheese-weavers and how do they stack up to the cozy fantasy? Part 1-Barely Buzzed! Continue reading

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