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Amanda is a BU gastronomy grad who is still getting used to repeating herself when people ask what she's studying. Although it took her longer than the average human to like all kinds of cheese besides the gooey stuff on pizza, Amanda is now proud to be a gorgonzola lover, brie bandwagoner, and pumpkin cheesecake baker.

Goat Cheese Bacon Pops

Everything’s better with bacon

Gorgeous Fan-Made Gorgonzola

Each week we scan our Facebook page for photos submitted by our fans. For your chance to be featured on our blog, post a delicious, cheesy image to Geez, Louise! It’s awesome this gorgeous gorgonzola was homemade! Our fan photo of the week by Louise M Dutton has us dreaming of those bygone days when […]

Snackin’ On Cheese

Each week we scan our Facebook page for photos submitted by our fans. For your chance to be featured on our blog, post a delicious, cheesy image to   Our fan photo of the week goes to Emily Mayne whose [mostly eaten] cheese delighted us. We don’t blame you, Emily! We find Stilton irresistible ourselves! […]

Cheese Baby

Congratulations to our Fan Photo of the Week winner Gianaclis Caldwell, whose cheese resembles a blanketed baby. We’d like to rock this babe in our arms—and then spread it on crackers! Gianaclis’s photo has even inspired us to make our own cheese. Try this simple homemade mozzarella recipe by Anya Firisen. Yum!    

Going for the Greek: DIY Crockpot Greek Yogurt

It’s my last blog post on culture and I can’t believe how many recipes we’ve covered; cheeses, accompaniments, bread. It’s been fun but it’s time to move on to other adventures. Leaving culture is bittersweet…just like Greek yogurt. This simple recipe is not a crock. All you need is a crockpot, plenty of milk, live cultures, and a good […]

Have Patience, Dear DIY-ers, for Fabulous Feta

Fancy some feta? This briny, crumbly, aged cheese is ranked up there with baklava and moussaka. The Greeks did it right. If you’ve followed this blog from the beginning, many of the cheeses were basic and great for cheesemaking-newbs. Now with these beginner cheeses up your sleeve, it’s time to risk it all…with this not-so-hard DIY […]

Brave Baker, Dough Master: DIY Crusty Bread

Bread, cheese and wine—could there be any other perfect trinity for relaxing after work and rendezvousing with friends? This DIY series is meandering a little off the beaten path and spotlighting cheese accompaniments, beginning with warm, wholesome, crusty bread. But instead of fantasizing about munching on bread and cheese with a tall glass of wine, […]

Give [DIY] Cottage Cheese a Chance!

Of all things cheese-related, almost everyone loves to hate cottage cheese. I admit, I was a part of the cottage cheese-hating fan club—and why? What did cottage cheese ever do to me? Was it the lunch snack mix-up in grade school, when I mistook cottage cheese for rice pudding? Was it my arachnophobia and the […]

Snowed-In? Let’s Make Cream Cheese!

Learn how to make your own delicious DIY cream cheese with just THREE ingredients! Are you sold on this idea yet?

No Citric Acid? No Problem!

The previous recipe, my first DIY cheese-making blog, was pretty straightforward. But there was just one problem: citric acid was really difficult to find. A cheese-making friend of mine ran into this problem a few weeks back—and she hasn’t made cheese since. The grocery store attendants didn’t know what citric acid was and figured she was […]