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March (Cheese) Madness Approaches – An Interview With Last Year’s Champ, L’Amuse

Flashback – the year was 2016. March Cheese Madness was the game. The categories: Firm, Semi, Blue and Soft. The players – 32 of our favorite cheeses. We ate, we voted, we ate some more.  L’Amuse, the reigning queen of aged Gouda to which all others simply bow, took home a stunning victory, crushing competitors
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“Nun Feta,” And How To Eat It

Our new favorite feta in the store has quite the story. It’s made by Greek orthodox nuns, in the city of Larissa in the mountains of the Peloponnese, in a monastery built by Saint Dominious in 1520. It’s also really good—we didn’t just buy it for the fun descriptors, believe it or not. Let’s step back a
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4 Ways to Use Balsamic

We’re celebrating our newest addition to our private collection—our balsamic glaze from Italy! Whether it’s in an appetizer, entree, snack or dessert, balsamic glaze adds a summery touch to any dish. With the consistency of chocolate sauce, you bet it’s okay to pour this Modena, Italy import over a pile of ice cream. Use it
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Pale Ale and Cheese: A Pairing Story

Words by Rocco Rainone, ACS CCP Over the years, I’ve put together many different beer and cheese pairings.  These tend to be for events that feature one brewery with multiple beers, and a cheese for each of those beers. Now, when I’m at home, I have never poured myself a flight of beers to go
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Game Day Eats: The Buffal-Faux Wing

BUFFALO ANARCHY! No more cooking, traditions out the window — we’ve gone BUFFALO WILD! Here is a sonnet of flavor in ode to the classic buffalo wing. A delectable, spicy salami from Indianapolis meatery Smoking Goose aptly named the Delaware Fireball, with a chunk of one of the rarest blue cheeses out there, and a final
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Melters 101: The Art of Melting Cheese

Whether you believe in climate change or not, there will be a few days this year where the weather actually gets cold. On those days, our thoughts inevitably turn to comfort foods. Few things are more satisfying and winter-appropriate than warm, melted cheese. We can all agree that dishes featuring oozing cheese are glorious things; however,
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Winter Essentials: Pairing Tea and Cheese

Queue up the Downton Abbey marathon and break out the vintage china, be it fancy or thrifted. Today we’re exploring our favorite wintertime tea and cheese pairings, which can be enjoyed at whatever time of day that you’d like. We’re offering our suggestions broken by the different times of day for English tea, because why
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