Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rubbing Elbows with Cheese Celebrity! Consider Bardwell at Tops Hops

I often live in my own little cheese world, which includes me and my camera and laptop, random cheesemongers and cashiers, and fellow cheese aficionados on the internet. (We are very active on Facebook and Twitter.) Last night I got … Continue reading

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Give me “The Rachel”

I feel a kinship with Rachel, a goat’s milk cheese from Somerset, England. According to Pete Humphries of White Lake Cheese, Rachel was named after a friend of his. Like the cheese, she is “sweet, curvy, and slightly nutty.” Perhaps … Continue reading

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Good Day Sunshine! Tomato Olive Cheese Brings the Warmth

Tomato Olive Cheese invites the Mediterranean sun into your kitchen. Based on a creamy white Prairie Jack, it is dotted with bits of sun-dried tomatoes, black and green olives, oregano, basil, and garlic. While Tomato Olive Cheese contains several ingredients … Continue reading

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Stinkers Gonna Stink

I bought Stinking Bishop cheese first for its name and second, because I was in the mood for a smelly cheese. It was also on special at Murray’s Cheese in Manhattan’s Grand Central Station. Between its grand title and its … Continue reading

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Pan de Queso Colombiano

I was walking down Central Avenue in Jersey City Heights when I saw a neon sign in a shop window that flashed “Pan de Queso.” Cheese bread for $1.10! There were some medium-sized rolls in the case with what looked … Continue reading

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Amped Up Orange

How did the innocent cheese on the left lead to this powdered perversion on the right? It seems the food industry has taken one trait of Cheddar—its warm color—and exploded it into something as surreal as porn star implants. Salty, … Continue reading

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Purple Haze, Blowin’ my Mind

‘Scuse me while I eat this cheese! Cypress Grove Chevre in Northern California became famous for its Humboldt Fog soft-ripened goat with a layer of ash in the middle. Along comes another award-winner — Purple Haze. Coated in lavender and … Continue reading

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