Tag Archives: Cheese Plate

Cheeseplate – “Winnimere” from Jasper Hill Farm

  Occasionally I find a cheese that should be served alone – a singular cheese which merits undivided attention and appreciation. “Winnimere” from Jasper Hill Farm  is such a cheese. Made only in winter when the milk from the farm’s Ayrshire cows achieves its highest fat content, the cheese is washed in beer from the neighboring Hill Farmstead […]

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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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“This Land is Your Land” Cheese Plate

The impetus for this cheese plate came from a class – and the ensuing discussion –  at Central Bottle + Provisions, “Old World vs. New World”, presented by cheesemonger Stephanie Santos. The question – just how do American cheeses compare to European cheeses? Not so long ago, my opinion was that on the whole European cheeses were superior […]

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My Reunion Cheeseplate – a Local Trinity

 Late May, rituals of academia – commencements and their subsequent spawn, reunions. It was a milestone year for my graduating class – a celebration was certainly in order. My circle of friends and associates had not been joiners during our college years; rather, we were independent and somewhat rebellious and occasionally sullen. So, we weren’t planning […]

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My All-Goat Easter Cheese Plate

I wanted to provide the perfect – or at least memorable – ending to the Easter dinner I was invited to share with friends – herbed-crusted leg of lamb, red bliss potaoes roasted with the lamb and green beans with Roquefort and walnuts. Thus, I went to Central Bottle and Provisions to consult with my go-to cheesemonger David […]

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My Winter Cheese Plate

                    Frankly, the winter has been quite wintry. With the weather circumscibing my social life, I was beginning to feel somewhat cloistered. So when I got an invite to an evening of football – viewed on a really large screen – and chili, I unhesitatingly accepted. […]

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