A new cheese place: Alte Milch at Markthalle Neun in Berlin

„There is somebody who wants to start a cheese cave here at the market.“ That was the first thing I heard about Matthias Becker and his Alte Milch project, literally old milk. I admit, I didn’t take that very serious. I can’t remember if the tall lanky guy back then wore the same wooly hat like today, but it wouldn’t have done anything for my expectations. Since then I have long recanted, and today the Alte Milch stall for me presents one of the market’s highlights. » Weiterlesen…

My cheese of the month March 2017 is Rollright from King Stone Dairy – and a cheese place: the Jericho Cheese Company in Oxford

Round, glowing in a warm yellow orange and surrounded by a thin stripe of spruce bark, the paste a beguiling, spoonable runniness, that surely must be a perfectly ripened Vacherin from the Jura end of the Alps. And yet it isn’t. Instead of centuries of tradition the Rollright’s history goes back less than two years, and it is neither French nor Swiss, but English, from Oxfordshire. » Weiterlesen…

Chizu: a sushi-style cheese bar in Portland/Oregon

It was a quickie: we had one hour overlap between her getting out of the weekly summer closure and me having to run to the airport. But hey, the things that can happen in an hour… One can discover a new favored place, a bunch of great cheeses, a fabulously dedicated person behind the counter, AND drink a glass of one’s favorite New Mexico (YES) pink bubbly… All that is exactly what happened this afternoon, on 1126 SW Alder Street in Portland, at Chizu. » Weiterlesen…

Türkiye’de ve Dünyada Yerel-Geleneksel Peynirler – Local Artisanal Cheeses in Turkey and in the World

This is to attract your attention to a cheese conference in the Kars region of Turkey in mid-July: Türkiye’de ve Dünyada Yerel-Geleneksel Peynirler: Kars Kaşarı Coğrafi İşareti (Local Artisanal Cheeses in Turkey and in the World: The Use of Geographical » Weiterlesen…

Cheese (museum) of the month July 2015: Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth/Wales

Yes, that’s right, the cheese of the month is a museum… because HeinzelCheeese right now is in Aberystwyth in the west of Wales and Ceredigion Museum with its display of working implements offers a fantastic insight into the butter and cheese » Weiterlesen…

Consolidating the cheese: Columbia Cheese in Long Island City/NY

Long Island City ain’t Brooklyn, and it certainly ain’t gentrified. Walking north from Williamsburg, you soon leave the condos with pet-grooming salons and the waves of freshly roasted coffee behind, and once you pass Broadway Stages, you’re in a different » Weiterlesen…