TIP OF THE DAY: 12 Best Summer Cheeses & A Recipe With Ricotta

If you still want your cheese plate on a hot summer day, these are the hot weather cheeses recommended by Janet Fletcher of Specialty Food Magazine, combined with some of our own. You can read her full article here, and create a more complex cheese course with the recipe below. Crescenza. This oozy, briefly-aged cow’s…
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RECIPE: Christmas Cheese Balls & Dessert Cheese Balls

[1] Cheese balls decorated like >ornaments for holiday festivals (photo © Kraft) [2] What’s inside the cheese ball? In this recipe, it’s red and green bell peppers (photo Claire Freierman | © THE NIBBLE). [3] Cream cheese is the base in Recipe #1, goat cheese in Recipe #2 (photo © Philadelphia Cream Cheese).   Turn…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mexican Cheese Course

We’ve been asked how to put together a cheese plate for Cinco de Mayo. Truth to tell, Mexico’s signature cheeses, from fresh to aged, are white cheeses made for cooking. They’re not intended to be nibbled during cocktail hour or as a cheese course. To learn about Mexican cheeses for cooking, read our article, Cooking…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Your Best Cheese Plate Passion

Our favorite cheese course: four different goat cheeses. Photo courtesy Payard.com.   What’s your cheese passion? Are you singing the blues? Do you clamor for Cheddar? Do you pine for Parmigiano-Reggiano? We have a passion for goat cheese (chèvre). While variety may be the spice of life, nothing makes us happier at the dinner table…
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ACADEMY AWARDS: A Themed Cheese Board As Oscars Food

What the king ate after the speech:A Stilton from purveyor Neal’s Yard. Photocourtesy Whole Foods Market.   We’ve received dozens of recipes for themed cocktail recipes for Oscar parties. For example, combine gin with Earl Grey Tea, and call it The King’s Speech cocktail. Fatigued at the idea of 12 different “Best Picture” cocktails, we’ve…
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