Truffle Tremor

The cheesy dream of Mary Keehn

Truffle Tremor

Fresh Goat cheese and truffles. What a fabulous idea. Like bread and chocolate, wine and roses, it would make a beautiful coupling. Mary Keehn, proprietress of Cypress Grove Chevre, just knew it. “Once we had sourced a steady supply of truffles we went about making it. We were all so excited to try it. Goat cheese and truffles. How could it not be yummy?”

Until she took a taste.

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Cascadia Creamery — Rural, Idyllic And Picture Perfect

Four popular varieties bode well for cheesemaker’s future

Cascadia Creamery — Rural, Idyllic And Picture Perfect

Nestled in the shadow of Mount Adams, about 20 miles north of the Columbia River, sits the tiny town of Trout Lake, WA, population 557. Here, Cascadia Creamery, is reviving a cheesemaking tradition that dates back 125 years.

No doubt about it, this is rural country. The White Salmon River runs, wild and scenic, next to the highway that takes you up nearly 2,000 feet into the high country.

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Cheesy Event: Traditional Mac And Cheese Gets Shredded

Cheesy Event: Traditional Mac And Cheese Gets Shredded

A Humble mix of pasta and cheddar baked in a casserole, macaroni and cheese has long been a college student’s stand-by and a childhood favorite. But lately this cheesy dish has been elevated to gourmet status, with add-ins like lobster or braised beef, and starring a variety of swanky cheeses. In Vermont, cheese enthusiasts see it as an opportunity to get creative.

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Vive La France!

Traditional French Goat Cheeses Meet Their Match With Unique Condiments

Vive La France!

Great pairings begin with great cheese. Great cheese sings, in both hushed and booming notes, enchanting us with its aesthetic, texture and flavor. A condiment plays a supporting role — it can help reveal what is already there, enhancing or adorning an existing characteristic. Occasionally a pairing makes something new and different, a third taste — a flavor that isn’t the cheese and isn’t the condiment but what emerges from the union of the two.

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