Throughout the course of the day, we mongers routinely taste twenty to thirty cheeses. Opening a new wheel? Sample it. Can't recall the subtleties of that obscure cheese from the Italian Alps? Better take a reminder-nibble. Just received a batch of samples from a northwest Pennsylvania farm? You get the idea.
Day two of the conference included a bit of an adventure outside of the cheese bubble with a morning charcuterie class (that's cured meat) led by Brooks Miller of North Mt Pastures in Newport, PA.
Few things are as romantic as sharing a cheese plate. You pour some wine, light some candles, and let the nibbling begin. For Valentine’s Day, a lot of people get hung up on symbolism, but what means more: a box of box of heart-shaped chocolates or a selection of cheeses that have been around for centuries?
If you’re anything like me you have a number of things you will always find sitting in your refrigerator: Milk, eggs, your supply of beers (or wines depending on who you are), maybe that plastic container of Chinese you’ve forgotten about. And let’s not forget the most important part…your favorite chunk of cheese.
This year Di Brunos sent me as our ambassador to the 20th annual PASA conference in State College, PA. What is PASA you ask? The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture supports farmers throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helps put consumers in contact with growers and producers of sustainable, local food and does advocacy work for a safe & sustainable food system in Pennsylvania.
On Saturday February 12th from 11am-2pm at 1730 Chestnut Street, Mr. Curtin himself will be sampling his caramel and chocolate confections!
The way to your loved one’s heart is definitely through their stomach. Few things are as intimate and thoughtful as cooking a meal for the one you love. We’ve created a very simple and rustic menu so you can share the romance this Valentine’s Day, at home, by candlelight, Di Bruno style.