☰ menu   


about the author

Avatar

Articles written by

Michelle Vieira is a cheesemonger and blogger from Columbus, OH. She has been working with cheese since May 2014 and is currently a monger at Whole Foods Market. Her blog, Columbus Curd Nerd, features and advocates for small-batch artisan cheese… because life is too short to eat crappy cheese. Follow her cheesy adventures on Instagram at @columbuscurdnerd

Building Bridges, Not Walls


Fish chips and Parmigiano Reggiano? Korean star cookies and blue cheese? Here are some pairings to inspire you from the international grocery store.

5 Cheese and Junk Food Pairings Header

5 Cheese and Junk Food Pairings


Indulge your guilty pleasure with these 5 cheese and junk food pairings. Trust us. You can find your next cheese board sides at the gas station.

cheese and flowers- rose and honey

Edible Flowers and Soft-Ripened Goat are the Ultimate Spring Pairing


Spring has sprung and flowers are blooming all around us. It’s also peak time for my favorite family of cheeses: soft-ripened goat’s milk cheeses, a seasonal specialty. Together, flowers and soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese make for a perfect spring delight—especially with a glass of rosé. Even if you’re not familiar with the term “soft-ripened cheeses,” […]

Harbison and Rosemary French Fries

The Best Cheese Pairing You’ve Never Thought Of


When you think of French fries, the first thing that probably comes to mind is ketchup or maybe another dipping condiment. Fries are delicious on their own—but they’re better paired with cheese. My favorite? Harbison. It’s French fries’ best friend. Harbison + Rosemary French Fries Harbison from Jasper Hill Farm is a young, soft-ripened cheese […]