If you love cheese, you probably know about the recent crackdowns on two prominent raw milk dairies in Washington state. I’ve been reading a lot about food policy this week, so I treated myself to a side-by-side tasting of two British blues – one made from raw milk, the other pasteurized. Meet Stichelton and Colston […]
As we get deeper into winter and the temperature continues to drop, I find my palette craving more robust complex flavors. Yet I am still not willing to let go of last season’s fresh fruits and bright accents. My cheese choice for fall has got to be Carles Roquefort, for good reason. This creamy-soft, salty-sweet, […]
If you’re a cheddar lover, this is your must-try cheese for 2011. Montgomery’s Cheddar isn’t just an award-winning wedge, it’s a cheese with groupies. Di Bruno’s cheesemonger Ezekial Ferguson loves Montgomery’s so much, he tattooed the label on his shin.
Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes Ingredients 4 large Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 pieces 2 tbsp butter 1/3 cup whole milk 1/3 cup chopped green onion 6 oz. Point Reyes Blue Cheese, crumbled salt & white pepper Method Cook potatoes in saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Melt the butter […]
Okay, I made that up. Nobody really calls Gorgonzola Dolce “the kissing cheese,” but they should because it’s mild and it goes with bubbly. Perfect for New Years. Lord knows you don’t want Stilton breath or Roquefort breath, unless your partner is a salty dog…in which case, rock and roll.
The colder the weather, the stronger the cheese – that’s always been the rule in our house. After the first freeze, I start dreaming of Raclette. That’s probably because I grew up with a Swiss mother who was famous for her melted cheese dishes, and the minute she saw some sleet on the ground she pulled out the fondu pot or plugged in her Raclette machine. Those Alpine types know how to stay warm.
Years at Di Bruno Bros.: 4 Hometown: Metuchen, New Jersey How he got into cheese: I’m a carpenter by trade, but I’ve always sidelined in food -- I’ve worked as a fishmonger, a bartender. In early 2007, I walked into Di Bruno Bros. one day, and I haven’t left since. I like that there’s a vast amount of knowledge to master, kind of like working in historic restoration.