Goats in Disguise!

One of the most misunderstood items we sell is goat's milk cheese. Why is goat cheese so maligned? Probably for the same reasons it is so beloved: it can be gooey, flaky, zesty, tangy and maybe even a bit barnyardy.

Stilton vs. Stichelton

Raw vs. Pasteurized: Stilton vs. Stichelton

If you love cheese, you probably know about the recent crackdowns on two prominent raw milk dairies in Washington state. I’ve been reading a lot about food policy this week, so I treated myself to a side-by-side tasting of two British blues – one made from raw milk, the other pasteurized. Meet Stichelton and Colston

Warming Up with Carles Roquefort

As we get deeper into winter and the temperature continues to drop, I find my palette craving more robust complex flavors. Yet I am still not willing to let go of last season’s fresh fruits and bright accents. My cheese choice for fall has got to be Carles Roquefort, for good reason. This creamy-soft, salty-sweet,

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale with Comte

Pairing cheese with a beer like this is exciting. It’s multitude of layers and subtleties can lead you down many paths, and most will be successful, but Punkin Ale’s association with cooler months demands an Alpine cheese.


Deconstructing Montgomery’s Cheddar

If you’re a cheddar lover, this is your must-try cheese for 2011. Montgomery’s Cheddar isn’t just an award-winning wedge, it’s a cheese with groupies. Di Bruno’s cheesemonger Ezekial Ferguson loves Montgomery’s so much, he tattooed the label on his shin.

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Winter Blues Recipes

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes Ingredients 4 large Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 pieces 2 tbsp butter 1/3 cup whole milk 1/3 cup chopped green onion 6 oz. Point Reyes Blue Cheese, crumbled salt & white pepper Method Cook potatoes in saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Melt the butter