Make love to cheese
with your words
Do the velvet pockets in a wedge of bleu make your body tremble?
Does the sight of a ripe, oozing brie make your panties wet?
in one heartfelt haiku.
3 hand-selected cheeses from Cheesemonger Box.
You’re going to fall in love with this macaroni and cheese for three reasons:
it’s infused with sage and nutmeg, it’s made with “butter cheese,”
and it only requires 1 pot and 30 minutes to make.
There’s no better time to eat carbs coated in cheese than in the dead of winter.
This recipe is really no more difficult or tedious than boxed mac,
but it’s a way bigger upgrade.
January is not an ideal time to go on a diet. It’s cold AF outside,
and all I want to do is comfort myself with melted cheese and carbs.
I definitely do not want a kale salad or a quinoa stirfry.
I want some hot, gooey lasagna and I want it now.
Ain’t nothing wrong with that.
Just cause you’re trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean
you have to miss out on the sensual joys of food.
Cheese makes eating healthy so much more enjoyable.
Besides, cheese is a superfood too.
Cheesy loaded sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat in the wintertime.
Blankets of melty cheese smothering hot, velvety orange flesh–it’s almost too seductive to be healthy.
You can stuff them with anything your heart desires, too.
Here are a few of my favorite flavor combinations.
This is the only holiday appetizer recipe you need:
sweet dates stuffed with Montchevre truffle goat cheese and
cloaked in bacon, juicy with smoky, porky fat.
Not only will they overshadow all of the other Thanksgiving foods,
but they’ll also make everyone feel a little more grateful.
What’s My Name? Marieke Gouda Aged.
What Kind of Cheese Am I? A raw cow’s milk gouda, made with local milk using an Old World Dutch recipe and aged 9-12 months.
Where Am I From? Thorp, Wisconsin.
Three Words That Describe Me: mature, charming, and rugged.
Fun Fact: I’m a Wisconsin original, but I’m made using cultures and equipment imported directly from Holland.
What Do I Look Like? Champagne-colored paste studded with crystals, enrobed in an orange rind.
What Do I Smell Like? Tangy and sweet, like butterscotch.
What Do I Feel Like? Firm and flaky with a crunch from the Tyrosine crystals.
What Do I Taste Like? Wholesome and buttery, with robust notes of toffee
Favorite Foods: Shave thin slices of me onto baguette and dollop with fig preserves or drizzle me with bourbon caramel and pair with apples.
Favorite Beverages: Strong and stirred whiskey cocktails bring out my caramel sweetness. Contrast my sweet side with hot black coffee or a dark, burly stout.
Let’s talk about easy, cheesy skillet meals you can make in under an hour.
The kind that rewards you with cheesy, stick-to-the-ribs comfort.
The kind of dish you don’t have to babysit.
This cheesy skillet potato gratin is all that.
It’s one of the best things I’ve ever made;
just sliced potatoes, bubbling with butter and cream, and
crowned with Truffle Tremor from Cypress Grove.
Yeah, it’s all about this truffled cheese.
Last night I taught a cheese and witchcraft class in my hometown Chicago.
That might seem a little weird at first: how exactly does cheese relate to witchcraft?
Obviously cheese makes anything taste like magick,
but the relationship between the two doesn’t stop there.
Cheese also has a magickal history.
Throughout history, dairy maids were accused of witchcraft when their cows
produced particularly abundant milk or their cheeses were wicked tasty.
Others were accused of cursing their neighbor’s cheese production
when their yields were poor or their cows went dry.
People have also used cheese in rituals and offerings as a symbol of prosperity.
Some have read rind formations, as one would tea leaves.
In Icelandic folklore, male cheesemakers would mark their wheels
and send them off to maidens, who, upon eating it, would fall in love with them.
And finally, cheese has long been paired with magickal herbs, fruits, and drinks
and eaten with an intention to cast a spell.
The relation makes sense: there is something fundamentally magickal about cheese.
The shapeshifting transformation from milk to curd appears miraculous.
Cheese possesses the power to seduce us and leave us craving more.
It puts us under a spell.
Here are 5 of the witchiest cheeses to spook up
your Halloween cheese platter.
It’s late October, the Halloween decorations
are up, and I’m craving a spooky potion.
Enter the Witch’s Flight, a spellbinding spin on the classic Aviation cocktail:
gin perfumed by lemon, violet, and maraschino liqueur,
all kissed by the green fairy.
It’s a bright, refreshing concoction with a ghoulish glow,
conjured up to pair with Purple Haze from Cypress Grove.
Herbaceous and citrusy gin cocktails play so well with fresh goat cheese.
But this combination is particularly bewitching.