Your Own Personal Brie-sus
This one’s for those cold winter nights when you most need some cheesy comfort. A perfect single serving of luscious, oozing brie with garlicky roasted shrooms prime for dunking. It’s warm, creamy, and will give you that gravity blanket level of comfort with an orgasmic explosion of flavor.
I made this with Big Sur from Stepladder Creamery, but you can use any mini wheel of brie, like the Petite Brie from Marin French Cheese or a 4-oz slice of a larger wheel. If you hate mushrooms, try this with sweet potato wedges, carrots, or broccoli. Just keep in mind that roasting times will differ.
Fuck Whole 30,
Let’s Talk About Cheese 30
Everyone and their mama is starting a cleanse or a diet this week, which means it’s time for my annual PSA: cheese is fucking healthy (click here for scientific proof). No matter what your clean eating goals are this year, you don’t need to deprive yourself of delicious dairy, especially not during the coldest months when you most need its sweet melted comfort. Enter Cheese 30, the healthy, cheese-filled diet that’s all about portion control and balance.
Deck Your Halls with Balls of Cheese
This everything-bagel-and-scallion cheese ball will be your new addiction. It’s got all the savory flavor you love in an everything bagel, complete with a triple threat cheese combo: goat cheese for fluffiness, mascarpone for creaminess, and cheddar for snackable tang. It’s easy AF and impossible not to love. Pair with Ritz crackers and a pilsner to scrub your palate clean of stanky garlic breath.
These Pairings Are Sexy AF, So Copy Them Exactly
Almost Too Sexy To Bring Home for the Holidays
This spicy cherry compote is my go-to accoutrement during the holiday seasons. It’s juicy and sweet with an irresistible hint of baking spices. Try it with triple cream bries, like Delice de Bourgogne, whose mild, buttery flavor and sinfully spreadable texture tastes like cheesecake so these plump cherries feel right at home. It’s also great with anything creamy, like ricotta and soft French blues, as well as nutty Alpine-style cheeses like Gruyère and Comté.
Gifts for the Cheese Slut in Your Life
The Best Way to Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers
We all know that the best part of a Thanksgiving meal is making a sandwich of leftovers the next day. What could be better than all those glorious flavors in one handheld dish? In fact, the only way to improve upon the classic is by smothering the whole thing with hot, oozing brie.
Brie is the perfect cheese for a leftover turkey sando because it has a rich buttery flavor and delicate mushroom-y aroma that blend seamlessly with all those festive flavors. You’ll need a hearty bread to stand up to all this decadence, so I suggest either sourdough or a seeded sandwich loaf. Don’t forget to include the mashed potatoes and extra gravy on the side… or inside if you’re feeling extra slutty 😉 …
Make Cheese Plates Your Masterpiece
A good cheese plate is more than just a snacking board: it’s a reason to gather, a conversation-starter, a masterpiece. Knowing how to build a ravishing platter is an important skill for any cheese slut to master. And it’s a lot easier to put together an impressive spread than you think. Here’s how to build a cheese plate in 6 simple steps.
Why Is Cheese So Expensive?
There are two kinds of cheeses in America: there are the inexpensive, industrially produced cheeses like the cheddar at the supermarket, and then there are the more expensive, artisan cheese at fancier cheese counters. For a long time the industrial stuff dominated our cheese scene, but recently we Americans have set their sights on the sexy artisan stuff. The people have spoken, and they want good cheese.
There are cheeses out there that are both quality and affordable, and I’ve detailed those below for you, but first let’s discuss why the good stuff costs so much in the first place. It’s all about basic economics: artisan cheesemaking requires a lot more resources and it produces a lot less product. Here’s a breakdown of what you’re paying for when you buy the good shit: