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Cheese on the Highline, New York City

August 22, 2013


An impromptu stop at Terroir at the Porch, a seasonally open spot to grab a quick bite along the Highline with craft beers and local wines, and a view of the Hudson River. The cheese list as well as the beer list seems to change a bit daily, so you could go frequently and have a new experience every time. The cheese was supplied by Murray’s Cheese, one of Manhattan’s absolute best cheese shops. If you are at all into cheese, Murray’s is a must go to stop on your NYC adventures. The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side, a nice respite from the hustle and bustle with great food options. See, good cheese opportunities can be found everywhere!

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Wedding Cheese Cake

July 5, 2013

Today was pretty awesome – I got to create and deliver a wedding cake constructed entirely out of cheese.

A lot more thought about what to use for the individual tiers than one would think. I had aromatic considerations, cheese calibre questions, product availability on a tight timeline. etc. My initial design(s) had to change when my specific wish list cheeses did not arrive, and again when the sizing of my backups was not working out. Decorating was a fun, creative challenge, and I think it worked out ok. It was a mad dash to the finish line, and with the muscle power of one charming, handsome customer who helped me lift the behemoth into the cab, it was off for delivery. I delivered the “cake” into a busy kitchen of a nice downtown restaurant, where they were to transfer my creation to a lovely wood board, and arrange the dried fruit, nuts, etc on the new base.

I really hope the bride, groom and all those who got to enjoy it loved it.

Potential side business?

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Queso Fresco – from Newfoundland!

June 11, 2013

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival provides a great opportunity to introduce Canada’s cheesemakers to the public at large. At the recent festival I was introduced to the great team from Five Brothers Artisan Cheese who make cheese out in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They are known throughout St. John’s local food scene, so it’s time for them to get some exposure on a national scale. I enjoyed some of their queso fresco, a perfect summertime cheese.

Grilled cheeses, without the bread!

April 30, 2013

Why not include grilling cheeses in your grilled cheese month celebrations? Halloumi is one if the oldest Cypriot cheeses worthy of celebration, as is saganaki, the ultimate grilled cheese that you typically see doused in ouzo, lit on fire in Greek restaurants everywhere. Take a break from bread and grill some cheese!

Taleggio: tantalizing tastebuds since the 10th century

April 2, 2013

This northern Italian, name protected cheese is tangy and mild when young, then develops into a full flavoured, beefy wood-mushroomy extravaganza with age. Welcomed on my cheese plate at any stage!

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