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Ellian Rohrbacher aka “La Femme Fromage” is the Assistant Cheese Manager at New Seasons Market in Sellwood and owner of La Femme Fromage catering and events in Portland, Oregon.

5 Cultured Butters to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP


If you’re looking to up your butter game this year, you should consider the complex and tangy world of cultured butter.

Baked Camembert with Thyme and Honey

The 6 Best Bries for Baking


The oven is calling us like a siren, conjuring visions of comfort food. What better way to cave in than with a warm, gooey baked brie?

bay blue

Ask the Monger: What’s the Difference Between Blue Pockets and Streaks?


Why do some blue cheeses have pockets while others have streaks? When it comes to blues, there are some slight variances that determine the texture, flavor, and, yes, even the style of veining. You may notice some cheeses have a more open structure, where blue molds like Penicillium roqueforti can thrive. These are called “pockets.” […]