2020 Advent Calendars Are Already Here (and Filled With Chocolate, Cheese, Wine & Beer)

The best advent calendar hinges on your personal taste, but if you prioritize food and drink, these 2020 advent calendars—full of everything from cheese and chocolate to wine and beer—are all delicious...

Brie Le Cremeaux at Costco: v. v. good

by trueblu 1 month ago

Was at the Richmond (near Berkelely/Albany) Costco today. They had put some cheese near the entrance, and the triple-creme Brie caught my eye. It, very, very surprisingly for a US-supermarket chee...

Need use for shredded mozzarella and provolone mozzarella

by laredo 23 days ago

I bought a pound of each (low moisture part-skim) for some long -forgotten recipe I never made. Both are a few days past "best used by" so need to do something with them in the near future. In my...

Blue cheese differences? What is your favorite?

by mushroomaffairs 8 months ago

I'm used to eating gorgonzola. I bought roquefort but I don't like it and just saw the label that it's sheep's milk cheese. I thought I was eating goat's milk cheese which I can't stand. Anyway ...

Cheese in China has a long history – made with buffalo, yak, goat’s, cow’s and sheep’s milk, and everywhere from Taiwan to Tibet and 16th century Shan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Cheesemaking is not something I've associated with China's culinary or medicine traditions. So this article was fascinating to me.

Lexington KY pimento cheese

by jwg 2 years ago

Ok Lexington cooks. You have an outstanding pimento cheese from a market called the Mouse Trap. My SIL brings it as a treat every time she travels to see family and friends. I’d like to try to repl...

Feta cheese brine

by Bigley9 3 months ago

I have a local cheese maker that I get my feta from. The brine is awesome. Any idea what to do with it?

ISO good quality imported Italian Cheese

by itryalot 3 months ago

Since the epidemic, we have hardly had any. I'll be in Oakville/Etobicoke, Ancaster area and then heading up to Vaughan area. We used to buy at Grande Cheese all the time but last time, they hardl...

Mitigating oxidation transfer?

by Eiron 4 months ago

I was talking with a customer and he mentioned that he uses a carbon steel "chopper"-style knife for charcuterie presentation, but that he's having trouble with transfer of oxidation from the knife...

GOUGERES - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, November 2019

by LulusMom 2 years ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for November 2019. Our dish this month is Gougeres, and boy is my family going to be excited when they find out. Once again I rely on Wikipedia, which says: a g...

Fontina, The New Mozzarella?

by zackly 6 months ago

I've noticed on TV shows, particularly Cooks Illustrated, that they are using shredded fontina where mozzarella used to go, like on top of casseroles etc. when browning. I've never cooked with font...

ISO Quark

by StevietheFish 8 months ago

Title says it all. I'm resurrecting an old recipe for a berry pie. I substitute sour cream to good effect, but I'd like to try to make it as traditionally as possible. Where can I find quark, prefe...

Smithsonian: A Brief History of the Cheez-It

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

i've loved Cheez-Its my whole life. This month is the 100th birthday of these inch-square orange crackers. "... On May 23, 1921, when Green & Green decided to trademark the tasty treat’s unique...

Cheese Tasting Flavour Wheel - Free download from the Academy of Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"Used with the Academy of Cheese’s Structured Approach to Tasting model (SATC), the flavour wheel introduces the five simple flavours spanning out to numerous other complex flavours to help you to ...

Cheese Shops in Orange County

by brakkus 8 months ago

Hi all, I'm looking for a good cheese shop with some good French and Alpine cheeses. Stuff like Raclette, Vacherin Fribourgeois, Challerhocker, etc. I know some of the chains carry this but the sel...

April 17, Bay Area Businesses Against Asian Hate, Day of Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Today, Saturday, April 17 is the Day of Action against Asian Hate. More than 100 Bay Area businesses have committed to a solidarity action to fight racism, such as "Donating a portion of profits fr...

Cheese that best pairs with avocado?

by pastry634 13 years ago

For dinner, I'm thinking about a turkey, tomato, and avocado sandwich. I would like to add some cheese as well. What cheese would you recommed to go well with the avocado? Should I add any chees...

Catching up with Chef Rick Vargas at Sebastopol’s La Bodega in the Sonoma Wine Shop

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

News that Chef Vargas was cooking at La Bodega in the Sonoma Wine Shop, as reported here was cause enough for celebration, Sonoma: La Bodega Cheese and Pasta in the Sonoma Wine Shop? http://chowh...

"Good" American Cheese-Does it exist?

by Shann 11 years ago

I've slowly come around to eating good cheese; I get the good parm not the shaker kind and eat more of the Vermont artisanal cheese than I used to. But I admit it, I love american cheese for g...

Best rotary cheese grater?

by karuma 10 months ago

Seeking recommendations. I'm looking for something plastic-free (like stainless steel) but most that I see online have reviews saying they're flimsy and don't work well. I'd love one that's well-ma...

Raclette in DFW?

by LaLyonnaise 10 months ago

Hi, I'm in Frisco. Can anyone recommend where to find raclette cheese in the N Dallas area? Any good cheese shops worth a detour? I'm willing to drive.