Cheese of the month February 2018: Balaki from Tinos, Cyclades/GR

It’s February and at least in Berlin winter will last another two months, pretty reliably. That’s fine, till now it’s been mild, and eternal summer would be unbearable, and I just returned from a long week in San Francisco with its glorious light. Still, a little more sun won’t do any harm to help the daily winter dose of vitamin D. My wonderful Heinzelcheese network in late summer had a white ball from Tinos landing in my cheese stocks, and with the help of modern wrapping and storing this made its way onto the cheese board only now, in the depth of winter. And there it shone and sparkled, just like the Aegian sun! » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk Special: Greece – Tuesday (!), May 3rd, 2016

In May, the Heinzelcheese network resulted in something very special: handcrafted cheeses from the Cyclades. Complete withe local experts! And, of course, Greek wines, from one of the super stars, Stellios Boutaris of Kir-Yianni. Who, unfortunately, could not be present, but the wonderful Aglaia Kremezi and her husband Costas Moraitis came and told us about the island of Kea, the gorgeous cooking school they run there during the summer, and the stories of the cheeses they brought for us. » Weiterlesen…

Cheese Berlin 2015! November 1st!! With Lots of Specials…

What a weekend – the Markthalle Neun was full of cheese, cheese makers, cheesemongers, cheese lovers – in short, you! For a whole, long day (11-19h), local, regional, national, international stuff was presented, sniffed, felt, tasted, discussed, sold, savored…

This fourth edition of Cheese Berlin was a very special happening – which Heinzelcheese celebrated with four (!) very special Heinzelcheesetalks.
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HeinzelCheeseTalk no 19: Poland and Greece in form of cheese and wine. Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Poland and Greece – what do those have in common, you’re probably wondering. Well, nothing in particular except for the fact that I’m first traveling up north and east, and then going down south – before coming straight to you to our table at the Markthalle Neun, loaded with goodies. As usual I can’t predict what I’ll find to taste, explore and enjoy together. But I’m going to Mazury and down the Vistula river, to Athens, Thessaloniki and Macedonia… » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk Special: Greek Feta and Greek wines. Saturday July 18th, 5pm

Feta is one of those things many of us just take for granted. For so granted that we don’t even think about it. A cheese nobody could possibly object to, readily available and affordable, to use in a salad, to » Weiterlesen…

Cheese(s!) of the month June 2014: Graviera, Xinotyri and Anthotyra from Naxos/Greece

If I tell you that I’m writing this in Athens, looking at the Acropolis, on the last day of my first ever trip to Greece, you’ll easily guess where my cheese of the month is coming from this time. In fact, it is not one, but three, as my food-writing colleague Aglaia Kremezi and her husband Costas Maraitis collected an amazing selection of artisanal cheeses from their home country for an extensive tasting and I just could not settle on a single one. » Weiterlesen…