Most people don’t care for snobs, unless you are the cheese snob. In that case, you are a favorite party friend who will always be asked to bring the cheese plate. The trick to becoming a working snob is to understand the basics and have four or five favorites that you know by name and cheesemaker. For simplicity’s sake, the seven categories are: Blue cheese, Cheddar, Alpine, soft-ripened, washed rind, Gouda and fresh goat. Continue reading →
Looking for the hottest trend in American cooking? Think butter. Butter is back in fashion but all dressed up. Most exciting are the European-style cultured butters with more refined flavors. Then there are the salted butters with a wide range of salt levels that range from butter with crunchy crystals to a variety of specialty salts like French sea salt or Himalayan pink. Continue reading →
High-fat Cheese: the Secret to a Healthy Life? — The Telegraph
High-Fat Cheese May Benefit Health By Boosting ‘Good’ Cholesterol, Study Suggests — Huffington Post
These headlines, and thousands more, have been motivated by new research, as The Telegraph explains: A diet rich in cheese might actually be good for our health, according to a new study.