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The Best Bechamel Sauce


Bechamel is the mother of all sauces. Get our recipe for the perfect cheese sauce using a homemade bechamel.

The Best Ways to Cook with Cheese in 2022


From pasta in whole wheels of camembert to clothbound cheddar brownies, these are our favorite cheese-centric recipes of 2022.

Chicory Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Smoked Blue Cheese


A warm and nutty yet sharp vinaigrette brings out the toasted sweetness of smoked blue cheese, while allowing its rich paste to pop. The vinaigrette can be made in advance and rewarmed just before serving.

Preserved Lemon Ice Cream with Olive Oil and Sea Salt


A drizzle of olive oil and pinch of flaky sea salt add a wonderful, rich subtleness and contrasting texture to this sweet and salty ice cream. Seek out a light-bodied, fruity olive oil that will not only play off the sweetness of the cream but also balance the savory cured lemons. Preserved lemons can be […]

Gougères with Ossau-Iraty and Piment d’Espelette


Fresh and fruity Piment d’Espelette pairs with sweet, nutty, and floral Ossau-Iraty to give these classic cheese puffs an irresistible whiff of the French Basque region. The gougères are best eaten warm, but they can be made a few hours in advance and re-crisped in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes just before serving.

Rye Crispbreads with Labneh and Hot-Smoked Salmon


With a hint of sourness thanks to the rye, these thin, crispy crackers are the perfect foil for tangy, rich labneh and unctuous smoked salmon. The crispbread recipe makes more than you’ll need—store the remainder in an airtight container.

Kale and Appenzeller Strata


This comforting breakfast or brunch casserole can be made in advance for easy entertaining. Add sweet sausage for a heartier version.

Caramel-Poached Pears Stuffed with Appenzeller and Roasted Hazelnuts


A delicious take on a classic winter dessert, these poached pears satisfy all the senses.

Appenzeller and Rosemary Sablés


Sablés are a classic French crumbly cookie that comes together in a pinch. Make these for a surprise savory addition to a holiday cookie tray.

In Season: Nuts


Ancient Romans partaking in the festivities of Saturnalia—a raucous mid-December holiday that honored seed-sowing god Saturn— wagered nuts, not gold coins, as they rolled dice fashioned from sheep and goat knucklebones. A good haul of fall nuts, after all, was a good omen for the spring harvest to come. Later in western civilization’s story line, […]

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