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Cheese for Dessert

Janet describes herself as “old style” when it comes to serving cheese. A cheese board at her house rarely includes more than toasted nuts and seasonal fruit. Janet started by thinking about what she wanted to drink with this beautiful Comté and settled on Lustau Amontillado “Los Arcos” (a Spanish sherry) because it echoes the silkiness and nuttiness of the cheese. She also loves buttery blue cheeses with amontillado so chose the lovely Point Reyes Farmstead Bay Blue, which is made not far from her Napa Valley home. She put the cheeses on a Tiffany cake stand, found in an antiques store many years ago. Then added fresh Mission figs from her garden and roasted walnuts that her...
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Mothers Day Cheese Plate

Here's an absolutely beautiful "Mother's Day" cheese plate from Kirstin Jackson cheese and wine writer, consultant, and teacher.

She went bold and fun with her pairings!  Her plate features the lovely: Stepladder Creamery's Cabrillo, Tomales Farmstead Teleeka, Comté, preserved lemon, Oreo's or Newman's O's, and Cultured's gingery sauerkraut.

(Photo credit: K Jackson)

Max McCalmans Cheese Board Feature

Inspired Cheese Board Ideas!

This cheese board aptly named, "Le Comté et ses cousins Américains éloignés," (Comté and its distant American Cousins), was developed, by our friend, Max McCalman, well-known author, cheese educator, consultant and Maître Fromager! The other cheeses on the board include: Pawlett (back left) from Consider Bardwell in Vermont; Flory’s Truckle (back center) from Milton Creamery in Missouri and Goat Tomme (back right) from Twig Farm in Vermont; Kinsman Ridge (center, looks like a thick wedge of Brie) from Landaff Creamery, New Hampshire: Oma (orange rind cheese in front of Comté) from Von Trapp Farmstead in Vermont; Black and Blue (right side, middle) from Firefly in Maryland;...