Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

Where to Find Cheesemaking Classes and Tours

Cheese tastings meet the petting zoo at a handful of local fromage-making operations. And many now offer tours or classes. Some of these places are true farmsteads, with farmers milking the sheep or goats before dawn and then putting on their cheesemaking hats. For those who don’t appreciate long country drives, there will soon be […]

How a Cheddar Cheese Forced Devon & Blakely to Change Its Menu

When it comes to menu items, the name of the dish either screams for your attention or pushes your eyes down the menu. So when I saw a cheese listed in the title of a sandwich, such as Devon & Blakely's Avocado, English Cheddar Sandwich, I imagined hunks of flavorful cheese contrasting with the rich, […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Maybe we should have less food porn on Y&H and more chef porn? Then again, I'm not sure this photo of David Guas qualifies in the latter category, but it would seem to redefine, at least for the readers who flocked to it, the idea of "arm candy." Take a look at your Top 5 […]

Food News You Can Use: How to Use Store-Bought Cranberry Sauce and Pawn It Off As Your Own

No time to waste, let's get straight to the news. Capitol Hill Sporting Goods at 727 8th St. SE will soon be replaced by a funky new tavern serving up American fare and offering live jazz and blues. (The Hill Is Home) During President Obama's trip to the Subcontinent this past weekend, the Indian government […]

Curdling News: The Overuse of Cheese in Bar Food

My weekly trips to Tyson’s Corner have me eating more than my fair share of Chef Geoff’s burgers lately. The namesake sandwich costs only $5 during happy hour and is competently prepared; requesting medium results in a faintly pink and juicy patty nearly every time. My only beef? A second slice of cheese. On a […]

Food News You Can Use: Genetically Modified Fish and Bonbon Jovi Truffles

A bit of Havana is coming to Penn Quarter this Friday as Cuba Libre opens. (Thrillist) Living without bread may not suck after all. How to live gluten-free in D.C. (WeLoveDC) Now that fall is here, Alejandra Owens discusses the art of buying figs. (Borderstan) Living on a prayer? Well, don't. Try living on these […]

Beer and Cheese Pairings at Cowgirl Creamery

Beer likes company, so every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cowgirl Creamery sifts through its library of cheese to find a few friends for one lucky beer, offering small tastes of beer and cheese pairings. (They do the same with wine on Fridays.) You can buy your beer there too; Cowgirl is the […]

The Cheese of the Irish

The newsletter that accompanied this month's selection of Irish cheeses from (thanks again, Molly and David!) says that the Kerrygold aged cheddar "deserves a place on the cheese board, alongside your choice of the world's other great cheeses." The description for the Kerrygold Dubliner is even better: "Complex. Worldly. Somewhat sweet, somewhat nutty. All of […]

Balducci’s Apparently Specializes in Barfalo Mozz

So I took the pukey-tasting burrata back to Balducci’s yesterday morning and talked to a nice woman at the customer service counter. When I showed her the date on the label, she frowned and pointed out that there was another label on the tub, one stamped by Balducci’s itself. It said 2/6/2010. She went back and […]

Is Food Writing Biased Toward Wine?

The Wall Street Journal runs a promising story today about the growing appreciation of beer and the practice of pairing beer with cheese. Author Davide Berretta shares good news about beer-and-cheese pairings popping up at Slow Food's cheese festival in Italy and at American gourmet bars such as Beer Table in Brooklyn. But Berretta also […]