TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Truly Grass-Fed Cheddar

We have our favorite cheddar cheeses: artisan wonders like Beehive Cheddar from Utah, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar from Vermont, and Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar from California. Our favorite “supermarket cheddar”—the 7- or 8-ounce prepacked bars found in supermarket refrigerator cases—is Cabot Cheddar, available in some 30 varieties including flavors we love, like Hot Jalapeño, Habanero, Horseradish and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Cheeses

[1] Yellow tomato Caprese Salad (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers | FB. [2] Artistic Caprese Salad (photo courtesy Great Performances | FB). [3] Watermelon Caprese Salad. You can also use mango and other stone fruits (photo courtesy Watermelon.org).   On the hot days of summer, lighten up on your cheeses. Switch the heavier blues, cheddars…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Fondue For National Fondue Month (& Other Fondue Holidays)

February is National Fondue Month, February 5th is National Chocolate Fondue Day, November is National Fun with Fondue Month, and April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day. You’ve got multiple opportunities to celebrate with luscious fondue—as a family dinner, at a dinner party, or even on a party buffet.     THE HISTORY OF FONDUE…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey & Food Pairings

Based on the plant from which the pollen is harvested, each varietal honey has a distinctive flavor and color. Photo courtesy National Honey Board.   Mass produced “supermarket honey” is blended specifically to have a generic flavor. As with table sugar, it delivers a uniform, sweet, simple taste to consumers time after time. But raw…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Coffee And Cheese

Pair a medium-strength cheese with a medium-roast coffee. Photo © Natalia Lisovskaya | Dreamstime.   Often there is more than one food holiday on a particular day. Rarely do we see a trio of food holidays; and January 20th is the only day we know of with four food holidays: National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese…
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