This October marks the second annual American Cheese Month, and cheese lovers will be celebrating all over the country throughout the entire month. One awesome way to celebrate is through the American Cheese Month Passport Program, which gets you cheese bargains at different cheese shops across the country. Check it out:
October is the 2nd Annual American Cheese Month, and cheese retailers around the country are celebrating by participating in the American Cheese Month (ACM) Passport Program!
If you're like us, you've dabbled in pairing foods with wine, beer, soda and maybe even tea and coffee, but Anneli Rufus is mixing it up by investigating milk pairings. That's right, advice on what foods to eat with milk. She even goes as far as kefir and buttermilk. Check it out:
"Sweet corn works well with summer milk, either grilled on the cob with garam-masala or chipotle-lime butter or in the traditional Pennsylvania German corn pie, meant to be topped with warm milk and butter. I see both the sweetness of the corn and the sweetness of the milk playing off each other very well: two entirely different kinds of sweet, one animal-grown, one earth-grown, both juicy and summery.
If you've ever wished for a room service menu consisting entirely of cheese, it may be you're in luck. The Hotel Commonwealth, in Boston, features a traveling cheese cart that delivers the whole shebang to your room. Gadling has the story:
The boutique Hotel Commonwealth offers up a number of local dishes on its menu, but it also offers the first traveling cheese cart we've heard of. Ask for cheese selections off the in-room dining menu and you'll get an entire cheese cart delivered to your room so that you can choose your favorites.
This guy was pretty upset by the long list of artificial ingredients in his Kraft Mac and Cheese. We think he needs to check out some of our recipes, like this Mediterranean Mac and Cheese. The all natural herbed cheese sauce will certainly cheer him up. In the mean time, we are amused. Check out his dramatic reading:
Sometimes even sheep need a new pair of socks, or a parka, or even a new set of skis. This herd of sheep was enchanted by the offerings of this particular sport store in Austria, so they popped in for a browse. All together...
Sheep are known to be followers, but they’re not known to be vain. A flock of sheep proved themselves to be both this past weekend, however, rampaging through a sports store in an Austrian ski resort town.
“We think one of them saw its reflection in a mirror and came in to investigate,” a spokesman for the Intersport shop in St. Anton told local media. “And being sheep, of course, the rest of them decided to follow.”
All of a sudden, it was bah, bah black sheep, the store found itself with plenty of wool.
Thank you We Got The Beets for this cheesy Guratan recipe... and for sharing with us what exactly a Guratan is!
Originally from France, and the most commonly known is the potatoes gratin, but the Japanese have modified it and added their all-time favorite rice to give it’s popularity. The rice is usually layered with white sauce and cheese, and the main ingredients can vary; the most Japanesey one I’ve ever had is the Curry Guratan, which is a great way to recycle left-over curry. It’s so easy cheesy Japanesey!
Sartori took home the gold for their Extra-Aged Goat Cheese at this years Global Cheese Awards. There Dolcina® Gorgonzola and SarVecchio Parmesan (featured photograph) were awarded Bronze Medals as well. Congratulations to Sartori Cheese of Wisconsin!
The Frome Cheese Show / Global Cheese Awards is one of the oldest cheese shows in the U.K. and has been well known for over 150 years. Last year, the competition expanded, enabling international entries to be associated, growing the entries by 60%. "We are very fortunate to participate in such a successful cheese competition that values specialty cheeses and unique recipes that have been handed down for many generations. Sartori is a fourth generation, family owned artisan cheese producer and that is how we will always be," stated Sartori President, Jeff Schwager.
Check out Madame Fromage's latest cheeseventure: a tasting at Di Bruno Bros. featuring Cabot Clothbound Cheddar with Stumptown's Hairbender. Skeptical about pairing your morning coffee with cheese? Head to Di Bruno Bros.'s Breakfast Club any Saturday morning and try it yourself.
Coffee and cheese? Really? Well, think about it: coffee goes with cream, right? Believe me, I was skeptical, too. I eat some form of cheese at lunch and dinner most days, but if I’m going to pick a cheese for breakfast, it’s probably going to be a tub of ricotta – mild and milky, not bold and earthy.
South Tyneside's most notorious serial thief is back behind bars for committing a cheese sin: he pocket eleven blocks of cheese from the town's market. He pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison. We all love cheese, but please folks, do not forget to cash out at the farmers market.
Police in South Shields launched Operation Intrepid two years ago to crackdown on shoplifting in the town centre.
As part of the operation, officers regularly patrol the town’s shopping centres to try to deter shoplifters, as well as working with CCTV and store security staff across to catch anyone that does steal from stores.
Last year we were excited when Casu Marzu made an appearance on US shores. According to this Smithsonian article, "maggot cheese" is never to be seen again this side of the Atlantic. Anyone willing to try this squirmy cheese?
Known as casu marzu, this cheese hails from Sardinia and is completely forbidden here. Because of its status as a traditional food, the cheese managed to maintain its legal status within the European Union. Just listen to this description of how the cheese is made and you’ll understand the ban. According to Delish, the cheese “develops when cheese fly larvae are introduced into Pecorino to promote advanced fermentation. As the larvae hatch and eat through the cheese, it softens. Diners have to dig in before the maggots die.” Poor Pecorino.