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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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The Quest For the Perfect Holiday Cheese Board

Rush Creek Reserve from Uplands Cheese Company

Holiday meals can be very stressful, especially for those who have yet to master even the most basic of cooking skills. It would stand to reason that going to someone else’s home and having them do the cooking would be less of a burden, but then comes the age-old question of what to bring. The usual answer when asked is “Oh, nothing. Maybe a bottle of wine or a side, but we’re good. Thanks.” While I appreciate not having to enter Kitchen Stadium, which is what occurs in my boyfriend’s family kitchen every holiday, I still want to contribute to the meal. Thus begins the painstaking task of putting together a cheese board that will stand up to three kinds of turkey (smoked, roasted and confit) and side dishes fit for the cover of Food and Wine Magazine. Continue reading

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UK Cheese Tour: Lunch!

Besides the castles, the churches, the bagpipes and the cashmere galore, I was most excited to visit the local cheese shops here in Scotland. With all the sheep and cows we passed on the road from Manchester to Edinburgh, I figured there had to be tons of cheesemongers for me to buy from. As it turns out, there are exactly two. Yes, only two, but that was all I needed to make a proper Scottish lunch.

Well, to be honest, I am not sure this is an actual Scottish lunch, but it is the perfect one for me.  From the top, I have a small wedge of Flower Marie, an even smaller wedge of Criffel, Comte AOC, and Landana aged goat’s milk. Paired with some charcuterie and a variety of breads and I am all set.

More on the shops and the cheese later, but for now it’s time to eat.  Praise Cheeses!

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