Denver, CO: The Ultimate 1-Day Cheese Trip

A former cowtown blooms into a cultured, fromage-friendly metropolis

Denver, CO: The Ultimate 1-Day Cheese Trip

I have a dear friend who calls Manhattan home. We share a passion for all things culinary and anything involving curds and whey. She visited Denver a decade ago during the National Western Stock Show and saw a Grand Champion steer corralled in the lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel. The only cheese she recalls tasting here was florescent orange and poured over nachos at a Denver Broncos game.

Since then she has referred to Denver as “that cowtown,” and visited only long enough to change planes for Aspen.

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NYC’s Osteria del Principe

A culinary homage to Italy’s northern Friuli region

NYC’s Osteria del Principe

As guests stroll into the dining room of Osteria del Principe on Manhattan’s East 23rd Street, one of the first sights to greet them is a large glass display case built into the counter of the restaurant’s gleaming exhibition kitchen. The cabinet prominently exhibits a cornucopia of salumi, or cured Italian meats — prosciutto di Parma, speck, mortadella, bresaola, and, not least of all, aged prosciutto di San Daniele.

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A Journey to County Cork, Ireland

Discovering an idyllic setting featuring enticing, artisan cheeses

A Journey to County Cork, Ireland

The grass is so green it looks as though someone painted it fresh that morning, the stream running through the field clear and teaming with wildlife, and only the distant sound of birdsong is around to keep one company.

It is the type of idyllic scene that tempts people from all over the world to endure airport security, the dragging of luggage and the annoyance of jet lag, to travel to County Cork in Ireland to sample a little of the quiet life on offer here.

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