Earth Day Cheese Plate
Cowgirl Creamery of Point Reyes Station, California, is a leader in the sustainable eco-conscious cheesemaking field, creating stellar products through sustainable practices. Armed with this knowledge, you can build this irresistible all-Cowgirl cheeseboard with a clear conscience.
Pairing Brassicas + Cheese
When pairing a brassica with cheese, scientists say factoring in the vegetable’s pungent sulfuric odor and sweet taste is key. See how the experts recommend combining these two for peak seasonal indulgence.
Chèvre + Flowers
Spring has sprung and flowers are blooming all around us. It’s also peak time for my favorite family of cheeses: soft-ripened goat’s milk cheeses, a seasonal specialty. Together, flowers and soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese make for a perfect spring delight—especially with a glass of rosé.
Pie + Cheese
At the dessert table, let pie and cheese break bread: Pecan pairs with nutty pecorino; old-school apple reunites with clothbound cheddar; silky pumpkin mingles with sumptuous goat’s milk; and tart cherry woos a grassy Alpine wedge.
Root-based Drinks with Cheese
For as long as humans have been tugging roots out of the ground, they’ve been making drinks with them—and that’s not changing any time soon. Discover how to pair these drinks with cheese.
Tropical Fruits + Cheese
Including exotic fruits in your cheese pairings can be palate relief for the dreary days of winter when your tastebuds may have been weighed down by heavy comfort foods. Their bright, lively flavors stand up to strong-flavored cheeses, and balance the richness of creamy types. Take a trip to the tropics with these matchups.
Natural Wine + Cheese Pairings
Natural is having a moment. The food world is abuzz with all things au naturel, and the world of cheese is no exception. Find our picks for three natural wine and cheese pairings, featuring leaders in North America’s natural cheese revolution.
How to eat chocolate, according to experts
Whether in chocolate fountains, Valentine’s Day boxes, or intense bars, people get downright lusty for cacao. But how do you know you're getting the best out of each bar? We asked an expert for guidance on immersing all your senses into each chocolatey bite.
5 Winter Cocktail and Cheese Pairings
Let summer have its breezy G+Ts: When days are short and trees are bare, more complex, nuanced cocktails are in order. These five recipes boast a sophisticated yet balanced blend of flavors that pair perfectly with cheese.
Pony Up to Mt Tam
We recommend serving Mt Tam with candied ginger, which brings out its sweeter notes and acts as a pleasingly spicy foil to the cheese’s sultry paste.
Roquefort with Red Wine Poached Prunes
We all know how luxurious it is to end a meal with cheese. Roquefort pairs so well with jammy wines and dried fruit gives it the perfect amount of sweetness. Prunes are a classic French ingredient, but you could always do a mixture here too, with dried figs and dry cherries. This walks the line between cheese plate and dessert, and is decidedly simple and elegant.
Terroir Made Tasty: Terre des Volcans Bleu 1924 + Sea Buckthorn Preserves
We thought it fitting to pair this one-of-a-kind blue with an equally compelling preserve made from sea buckthorn berries.