ENTERTAINING: “Halloween Cheese” As Party Food

Basiron Rosso Pesto gets its harvest-red color from the addition of tomatoes and its exciting flavor from the addition of basil and garlic. It’s is available from iGourmet.com. How does an adult food enthusiast celebrate Halloween? There’s gourmet Halloween candy and more Halloween candy, of course. But you may prefer a wine and cheese party…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Cabot Creamery Cheddar Cheese

Taste the whole line. Photo courtesy Cabot Cheese. Say cheese! Two winners will definitely be smiling when they find out that they’ve won a Cabot Creamery Cheddar Cheese gift pack filled with cheese and related goodies. With fall in the air, many of us have comfort food on the mind. Boston chef Stephanie Sokolove specializes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: You CAN Have Cheese!

This tip is for lactose-intolerant people who avoid cheese. Even if you are lactose intolerant, you can enjoy cheese—it just needs to be aged cheese. In the cheese-making process, the liquid whey, which contains most of the lactose, is separated from the curd (the solids in the milk—they look like large-curd cottage cheese). Yet there…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cheese Scraps = Fondue & Omelets

What to do with those bits and slivers of cheese left over from the party cheese board? Don’t wrap them up and stash them away—you’ll forget them and end up tossing them out weeks later. What a sad waste of cheese! Instead, plan some recipes to use them ASAP. Our favorites: Fondue Cheese omelets “Mixed…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Gorgonzole Dolce Appetizer

Top Gorgozola with fig preserves or fig jam and serve! Photo courtesy BellaChiCha.com. In Italy, Gorgonzola Dolce (gohr-gohn-ZOH-lah DOHL-chay), or sweet Gorgonzola cheese, is often served for dessert with a drizzle of honey and perhaps some figs. But you can turn the tables and serve it as an appetizer that’s easy to make and put…
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