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Tim Vidra

Cheese Platter — Lot18

Serving the perfect cheese selection is a challenge, much like pairing the perfect wine with dinner. Complicating things is the fact that most grocery stores nowadays offer many more options than you actually need. So here are a few simple tips… [Read more…]

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Katy Andersen

Katy at the Plate - Rinds and reason cheese 2

Bloomy. Washed. Waxed. Bandaged. From white to orange, wax to fabric, no two cheese rinds are the same. And they puzzle people – one of the most common questions I hear at a cheese tasting is, “What about the rind? Can I eat it?” [Read more…]

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Katy Andersen

Buying cheese is hard. Start with your average grocery store. Sure, there is cheese.  It’s just limited: to quasi-shelf-stable, plastic-wrapped versions of national favorites: Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Parmesan, which is not the real Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano, whose name and style is… [Read more…]

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Eric Lawrence Brown

Early in my career, I worked for a small, family-owned cheese shop in the suburbs of Boston. In my time there, the Wasik family imparted a great deal of their wisdom. I learned about gourmet food, cooking, and, of course,… [Read more…]

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