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Cheesemonger Pet-Peeves


 What is your biggest cheese pet-peeve?  When you’re at a party or gathering, don’t dig the cheese out of the rind, leaving a flapping cave of rind on the platter. Take a complete slice, top to bottom, so the cheese doesn’t become mutilated. Every wheel or wedge is a living beautiful thing and deserves to […]

Are Cheese Rinds Edible?

Pholia Farm in Rogue River, Oregon makes raw milk aged goat cheeses from Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Not all cheese rinds are edible, but cheesemonger Ray Bair tells you how to know what is good to eat and what isn’t

When to Serve Cheese


 Is it best to serve a cheese course before the meal, after the entrée, or at the end of the meal?  I am often asked when, during the course of a meal, is the “right time” for the cheese plate. Well, my friends, I ask you, when is the wrong time? Still, many cheese experts […]

Buying Plastic Wrapped Cheese

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What (if anything) is lost in terms of quality, flavor, or texture when cheese is precut and sold wrapped in plastic at a supermarket versus cut to order?

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