Neal’s Yard Dairy, London

Cheese! Need I say more! If you are in or anywhere near the UK, stop by Neil’s Yard for the finest collection of farm cheeses sourced from across the British Isles. I prefer to choose cheese in … [more]

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

Before a dinner party or the holidays, I always pay a lengthy visit to this gourmet shop. The staff has a wealth of knowledge regarding cheese that they’re always willing to share and you can … [more]

Pecan Encrusted Grapes

These little cocktail sized cheese balls are delightful when you find that sweet, hidden grape at the center. [more]

Italian Cheese Puffs

These little bites are addictive. They make a great appetizer or nibble with a good wine. This is basically a savory pate choux. This recipe makes about 3 dozen. [more]


I much prefer this easy dish to the store bought box of mac-n-cheese (organic or not.) And so do my kids. Since there is always grated parmesan or a hunk of hard cheese in my fridge (I also like this … [more]

Cheese Fondue

Nothing like a bunch of people jockeying around a pot of molten cheese brandishing sharp implements impaled with food to get conversations and laughter started. [more]

The Chesapeake Wine Company

If you are ever in the Baltimore area of Maryland, this is a shop worth putting on your list. In the heart of the developing area of Canton, this wine shop/bar has a carefully selected range of wines … [more]

Sweet Grass Lumiere

I have just tasted some of the most extraordinary goat’s milk cheese. I’m a longtime fan of Humboldt Fog from California, but I have to say that Cypress Grove has a worthy rival from … [more]

Carmen's quesadillas

This is a quick and easy recipe that works great as a meal, a snack or party food. Kids and adults alike love these quesadillas — the olive oil adds nice flavor besides making a nice crispy … [more]

Bay Cities Italian Deli and Bakery

This is an authentic italian deli, the only one I’ve found on the west side of LA. They make fresh italian bread on the premises — when you go, you can always pick up loaves that are hot … [more]

Marlow and Sons

Ok, I admit, because I am selfish, I am a little hesitant to recommend this restaurant. Hesitant because it is SO GOOD that I am afraid I’ll never get a table there again if too many people … [more]


We stumbled upon Cube quite by chance when in the neighborhood. If only we all could all stumble so fortuitously every day! This is a corner of LA that should be frequented by all food lovers on a … [more]

Sprout Creek Farm Ouray

This artesian cows milk cheese is rich and delicious. I tasted it for the first time at a makers night for cheese at one of my favorite cheese shops and the Ouray stood out from a pack of excellent … [more]

Welsh rarebit

Let’s clear something up straight away. Rarebit is pronounced rabbit . If you ask for a “Welsh Rarebit ” in the UK, you will be met with, at best, a wry smile. I grew up on the … [more]


ColoRouge is available from the MouCo Cheese Company (www.mouco.com). It is a natural rind cheese that is mostly redish-orange in color with a slight white hazing. It starts with pasteurized whole … [more]


A cheese made from goat’s milk. [more]

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