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Fromager d’Affinois with Cinnamon-Sage Apples and Umami Pecans


This cozy, flavor-loaded appetizer is a true crowd pleaser—serve it at your next cocktail party and no one will miss the baked brie.

Honey-Baked Brie with Figs and Pistachios


This gooey, honey-baked brie combines flavors of the Middle East and Mediterranean in one irresistable appetizer.

The Easiest 4th of July Appetizer You’ll Ever Make: A Patriotic Cheese Plate

The Easiest 4th of July Appetizer You’ll Ever Make


With the 4th of July around the corner and summer entertaining season in full-swing, a cheese board is the low maintenance answer for all your hosting needs. Step 1: Choose the Cheese The good thing about a cheese board is that they rarely linger. But even so, you want to think about cheeses that won’t […]

Maggie’s Reserve from Cricket Creek Farm and Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir

5 Wine and Cheese Pairings You Need To Try This Summer


July always feels like a month-long party: Swimming pools are open for business, our nation celebrates its birthday, and backyard patio tables everywhere are loaded to the gills with amazingly delicious seasonal food. It’s summertime, and the eatin’ is fine. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to need a couple bottles of wine to […]

loaded toast

Loaded Toast with Beets and Chèvre


Topped with chèvre, beets, nuts, and lemon zest, these loaded toasts are a springy and satisfying treat.

Baked Camembert with Balsamic Strawberries and Pistachios


Balsamic-infused strawberries and vibrant pistachios elevate this gloriously rich and oozy camembert into a winning table centerpiece. Special thanks to Peterson Cheese for sponsoring this recipe.

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.   Special thanks to Cypress Grove for sponsoring this recipe.

bacon-wrapped dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese


This is the only appetizer you’ll ever need: sweet dates stuffed with Montchevre truffle goat cheese and cloaked in bacon. They’re cheesy and juicy with smoky, porky fat.