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Perfect Pairings with FireFly Farm’s Cabra LaMancha


What makes a perfect cheese pairing? According to FireFly Farms co-owner, Pablo Solanet, an ideal cheese pairing is made up of flavors that play on one other. “When you have a good pairing the two flavors compliment each other and they blend, they enhance each other. And that’s when you know you have a perfect […]

Fermented Garlic Honey: Cheese’s New BFF


Most honey you find in the grocery store is sourced from all over the world. By the time it makes it into your shopping cart, that little jar of golden nectar may have racked up thousands of food miles and is so far removed from where it was produced, it’s probably impossible to pinpoint the […]

Pairing Cheese and Classic Cocktails


The British are known for their gins, Ireland has their whiskeys, the West Indies their rums.Every Alpine country has a bitter digestif, and we’ve got the trinity of France, Spain, and Italy to thank for vermouth. Melting pot that we are, the US made a name for ourselves bringing it all together. Around the turn […]

How to Build the Perfect Butter Board


Butter boards have divided the internet! Topped with sea salt and served with radishes, the thick layer of butter has some people horrified and others delighted. We decided to take a look at the trend and try it out for ourselves, and since this is culture, of course, we had to put cheese on it! […]

FireFly Farms Black & Blue + Kimchee: An Inspired Pairing


Founded by partners Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet in 2002, FireFly Farms makes 10 cheeses using fresh goat’s and cow’s milk from family farms within a 30-mile radius of the creamery. All of the cheeses are handmade from just four ingredients: pasteurized milk, bacterial cultures, vegetable rennet, and salt—no additives, preservatives, stabilizers, or GMOs. Having […]

5 Unexpected Cheese Pairings from Cheesemongers


The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” is sometimes used to describe the goal of cheese pairings. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the phrase Aristotle penned. What the great philosopher wrote in his Metaphysics, nearly 2,400 years ago, was “the whole is something besides the parts.” But since we’re concerned […]

Wackym’s Cookies are the Perfect Base for a Sweet-Savory Pairing


I’m an avid baker, and never met a packaged cookie that wowed me until I bit into a Wackym’s Kitchen Lemon Shortbread at Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco last February. “Ohhhh …” I sighed as I scanned the other flavors lined up on the table and asked the man in the feathered fedora standing […]

Cheese + Fish: It’s All Greek To Me


Barrel-aged feta, Cretan Graviera, and whey-made mizithra mix well with seafood in Greece.

The Charcuterie Renaissance


Cured meats have never been cooler Photographed by Adam Detour | Styled by Kendra Smith Mankind has been preserving meat via salt, air, and time for centuries, but cured meats have probably never looked cooler than they do in 2022. On-the-go meat sticks are no longer the sole purview of Slim Jim—TikTok and Instagram are […]

Spread-MMMs bring the party to your cheese plate


Like so many food entrepreneurs, Rebecca Montero didn’t intend to get into the business of making her savory spreads. As a young woman in the early 2000s, she moved into a New York City apartment with roommates, and they wanted to throw a party—not a pizza and beer party, but something a little fancier. Tapanade […]

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