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Caprese Salad


When a salad is composed of such simple ingredients, it’s well worth seeking out the best. Look for handmade mozzarella and ripe, firm tomatoes.

arugula salad with feta

Arugula Salad with Charred Feta, Pine Nuts, and Strawberry Vinaigrette


Charred feta adds a savory twist to the usual feta salad. With pine nuts, arugula, and strawberry vinaigrette, this easy salad is a taste of spring.

neapolitan pizza

One Cheese, Five Ways: Mighty Mascarpone


When you think of mascarpone, decadent, layered tiramisu likely comes to mind. While the fresh cheese is indeed used in many sweet applications, savory ones can be just as special. Made simply with heavy cream (instead of whole milk, like most cheeses) and acid, it’s often compared to cream cheese or crème fraîche, but mascarpone […]

Matsvnis Soup

Matsvnis, The Georgian Soup That Boosts Longevity


Want to live to be over 100? In Georgia and the surrounding Caucasus region, where there is no shortage of centenarians, one rumored key to longevity is a thin, mildly tart fermented dairy product called matsoni. Known for its probiotic strains that boost gut health, aid in calcium absorption, and increase immunity, the yogurt-like substance […]

Humboldt Fog Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup with Cypress Grove’s Humboldt Fog


A wedge of this soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese adds an irresistible creaminess and tang to each bite of the classic spring-forward soup.    

chive mac and cheese

Mac and Cheese with Coppa and Chives


Creamy mac and cheese gets a boost from Italian coppa, chives, and camembert.

easy pasta recipe

Rigatoni with Bitter Greens, Hazelnuts, and Mascarpone


In this easy pasta recipe, mascarpone cheese becomes a quick, creamy sauce. With bitter greens for balance and hazelnuts for crunch, it’s a perfect weeknight dinner.