Cheese writer Tenaya Darlington, aka Madame Fromage, is just as excited by the arrival of spring as the rest of us in the northeast US. We’ve had a long, hard winter, and are ready to experience the joys of warmer weather — spring cheese being one of them. Check out these four curds (most local to Philly) recommended by Darlington to kick off the season.
Locally, spring cheeses from area farms have never been more interesting. Several seasoned cheesemakers have developed new cheeses for the spring lineup, like Keswick Creamery’s pyramid-shaped Frosty Morning and Shellbark Hollow’s Blooming Ash. Plus, the Amish-owned dairy King’s Kreamery has collaborated with Kristian Holbrook, one of the area’s great cheesemakers (formerly of Doe Run), to develop the dazzling doughnut called “Ring of Fire.”
Photo by Tenaya Darlington