Tag Archives: Artisan cheese

Cheese Plate – “Kinsman Ridge”

I was in Central Bottle + Provisions to do a little wine shopping but no visit to the shop is complete without some cheese tasting. Cheesemonger Stephanie Santos offered me sample tastes of cheeses she had recently added to the inventory. As soon as I tasted “Kinsman Ridge” from Landaff Creamery, I knew I’d be leaving […]

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My Foliage Cheese Plate – and a Musing

From the left – Cantal, Black Madonna, Black Ledge Blue An autumn dinner party – the menu, Julia’s “Gigot à la Moutarde” from Mastering the Art. For the most part, the wines would be single-vineyard Argentine Malbecs. My contribution to dinner, as it most often is, would be the cheese course. I was looking for […]

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My Northfield Cheese Plate

Late August in Northfield – warm bright days, cool nights. The Connecticut flows low and lazy. In The Valley, the yearly glut of corn and tomatoes. What more could one want? Why cheese, of course. Where once the adage “Things go better with bacon” was au courant,“Things go better with cheese” is timeless. In preparing […]

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My Summer Cheese Plate – Breakfast in the Country

  From top left clockwise – Vermont Dandy, Verhampshire, Hildene Farms Chevre  Each August, I spend time with a friend at her cottage located in one of the hill towns of Massachusetts. I eagerly anticipate this visit – the evergreen forest, the cool un-airconditioned nights, the ability to clearly see the Milky Way and its billions of stars and […]

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