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Polina Chesnakova

Articles written by Polina Chesnakova

Polina Chesnakova is a cook, baker and the writer behind Chesnok, a food blog inspired by her Russian-Georgian heritage. If she could, she would eat every meal as a picnic, followed by ice cream. She currently lives in Providence, RI.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits with Pimento Cheese and Bacon


These ultra-flaky biscuits are perfect pulled apart while still warm and topped with a smear of pimento cheese and few strips of bacon.

Grapefruit, Fennel, and Radish Salad with Fiore Sardo PDO and Vinaigrette


This bright and crunchy salad gets a smoky, savory kick from Fiore Sardo PDO cheese. Refrigerate any leftover vinaigrette for up to a week.

Herbed Gnocchi

Herbed Ricotta and Pecorino Sardo PDO Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce


Pecorino Sardo PDO, made with 100% sheep’s milk cheese, imparts a boost of flavor and complexity to these light and tender herb-flecked ricotta gnocchi.

In Season: Rhubarb


Historically used for its medicinal qualities, rhubarb mainly stars in pastries these days. Add it to pies and tarts for a delicious tang.

Pecorino Sardo Panini

Calabrese, Roasted Red Pepper, and Arugula Panini with Pecorino Sardo PDO


Try this delicious panini with the milder Dolce version of Pecorino Sardo PDO.

Parmesan Chive Waffles


These waffles are light and tender on the inside thanks to ricotta, while still remain pleasingly crisp on the outside.

Whipped Feta

Whipped Feta with Roasted Red Peppers and Parsley


Briny whipped feta is tempered by smoky-sweet roasted red peppers in this addictive alternative to plain cream cheese.

Cowgirl Creamery Hilary Green Interview - Tomales

Best Cheeses: Northern California


Northern California’s longer growing season and lush pastures produce many award-winning cheeses.