We all love our Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano, but there’s a whole world of aged hard cheese to explore for the purpose of grating. When grating cheese over dishes, it is important to remember that the cheese should be selected for its individual merits and flavor profiles, and not merely as part of a salt [...]
After a record-breaking summer of heat, I have been chomping at the bit for a breath full of cool, crisp, fragrant autumn air. My husband and I packed a weekend bag and headed into New England for a couples weekend with some long-time, but long-lost friends.
Years at Di Bruno Bros.: about 3 Hometown: Bayside, Queens and North Merrick, Long Island His specialty: I deal with a lot of our affinage, especially of the washed rinds. Affinage is essentially cheese care at its highest form. His cheese of the moment: Muffato, a Northern Italian blue coated in mint, chamomile, and marjoram [...]
When the duck hits the pan, it immediately releases a sour, musty odor that fills the nostrils — and the whole house for that matter. It sizzles, and you wait for River & Glen’s duck prosciutto to crisp up. Upon reaching the perfect temperature, the crispy duck is whisked away to a waiting dish and [...]
Here’s the wedge every cheesemonger is talking about: Pleasant Ridge Reserve. Earlier this month, it won “Best in Show” at the American Cheese Society Awards – a.k.a. the Oscars of artisanal cheese. Pleasant Ridge Reserve has taken this top honor not once, but three times. Incroyable. If you want to try the “it” cheese of [...]