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Calling All Blues


For a cheese with such a stinky reputation, blues are incredibly accommodating when it comes to drinks. This realization came to me this summer as I was travelling to Northern Germany, where the average grocery store shelf holds a wide variety of fruit and vegetable juices. As an American, I went somewhat bananas, thrilled with […]

Put Down the Grater


It’s time to pair Parmigiano Reggiano with drinks.  There’s Parmigiano Reggiano, and there’s Parmigiano Reggiano,” says Dino Borri, the Italian-born, New York–based VP of Global Partnerships for Eataly, an expansive food hall with six locations in the US. Between its restaurants and retail cheese sales, the store goes through several 85-pound wheels of the cheese […]

5 Cheese & Cocktail Pairings To Try While It’s Still Summer


When it comes to pairing cheeses with beverages, cocktails aren’t usually the first (or second) choice that comes to mind, which is a shame in my opinion. A well-made cocktail is every bit as complex and food-friendly as wine or beer. With the craft cocktail culture thriving, it’s easier than ever to create pairings that are sure to please.

How to Pair Wine and Cheese


With these five guidelines (and a little creativity), you’ll be a wine and cheese pairing expert in no time.

Rediscover Currants on Your Cheese Plate


Fresh currants deliver a lightning bolt of tart fruit flavor, followed by an herbaceous finish. Here’s how to pair them with cheese.

Mole

Cheese Pairings: Mole


Mole’s ingredients (nuts and fruit) make it a delicious cheese pairing, plus it’s always fun to experiment!

Cheese Pairings: Orange Wine


What if we lived in a world where it wasn’t “rosé all day,” but rather, “orange wine all…” Okay, so nothing rhymes with orange. But you get the gist. Orange wine is the latest trend in skin-contact wine—essentially, it’s white wine made like red wine: using the skin of the grapes. (White wine is typically made by first pressing the skins off […]

Teleme drink pairings

Teleme Drink Pairings


Teleme, a funky, creamy cheese hailing from the West Coast, finds its perfect beverage pairings with coffee, wine, gin, and more.

Scotch and Smoked Salmon

Scotch and Smoked Salmon with Crescenza-stracchino


Keep the celebrations going strong with these snackable bites! Think bagel with lox, but with a twist: hot smoked fish and milky, fresh cheese on rye rounds. Serve with scotch for an especially comforting hair of the dog. Featuring GlenDronach 21-yr with hot smoked salmon, BelGioioso Crescenza-stracchino, small rye rounds, and chives. Sponsored by Brown […]