Cheese is still one of the best appetizers you can serve. You can buy it in advance. It keeps well. It’s easy to serve. It requires little, if any, attention once served. It can stay out for hours. It requires
One does not really cut cheese, and that is why a sharp knife is seldom needed. If you think about it, with almost any cheese you are wedging, a dull butter knife will do the trick. That is why we
I wrote a column on Beemster cheeses for Ink Magazine in the spring of 2011. Since that time, approximately 1,000 wheels later, Beemster cheeses have soared in popularity in our shop. For those of you who do not know Beemster
Some topics seem to come up so often I thought they might be worth discussing in this column. A few of my most frequently asked questions follow. Perhaps I might answer one of yours. The Origins of Cheese Originally, one
A few months back, I received a sample of The Stag from one of my vendors. I have been somewhat disappointed with cheddars as of late, so I was not particularly excited to taste it. I am so glad I
By Paul Partica, The Cheese Shop Of Centerbrook I think there may be very few people who dislike cheese. I even know people who say they do not like it but paradoxically eat pizza. Where would we be without it?
By Paul Partica, The Cheese Shop Of Centerbrook Another year has passed since my last article on top ten choices. During the year many new cheeses have passed my way, as well as many old favorites. What’s my favorite? My
By Paul Partica, The Cheese Shop Of Centerbrook In my previous blog post, I discussed some of the popular sheep cheeses from France and Holland. Part Two continues with Italy, Spain and the United States. For some of you, the
By Paul Partica, The Cheese Shop Of Centerbrook When I mention cheese made from sheep milk, I am often amazed that so many people still balk in fear of what they perceive as the taste and smell of nasty old
By Paul Partica, The Cheese Shop Of Centerbrook Of all the ways to display and serve cheese, I prefer slate or wood. Quite simply, both look great and show cheese beautifully. Both last forever and both are easy to clean.