PRODUCT: Beer Flats Artisan Crackers

Daelia’s Food Company caught our eye a few years ago with its line of artisan biscuits for cheese. They’re based on an old Mediterranean recipe, twice baked in small batches to create very crisp, three-inch-long flats. The sweet and toasty nut flavors—including Almond with Raisins, Hazelnut with Fig and Pumpkin Seed—go with all types of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Toast The Nuts

Toasted nuts are a versatile ingredient to add dimensions of flavor with a simple sprinkle. Numerous green salad, fruit salad and side dish recipes call for toasted nuts. You can also add them to pasta, rice, soup and vegetable dishes, and as plate garnishes. They’re a delicious topping for French toast, pancakes and waffles. Toasting…
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TIP OF THE DAY: American Cheeses For Thanksgiving

A tempting selection of cheeses from Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, Vermont.   We’ve gotten a spate of emails from cheese purveyors, recommending cheeses for Thanksgiving dinner. Amazingly, not one of them has suggested an American-made cheese! American cheeses have taken top honors in competitions worldwide. Attention must be paid! So we say to those…
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PRODUCT: Monterey Jack From Tillamook Cheese

Our two-pound loaf disappeared in a week.Photo courtesy Tillamook Cheese.   April is National Grilled Cheese Month (Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day was April 12th). Here’s a wonderful everyday cheese to head up the celebration: Tillamook’s Monterey Jack cheese, voted America’s Best Monterey Jack Cheese at the 2011 United States Champion Cheese Contest. (The company’s Colby…
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PRODUCT: The Best Cheese In The Country

Evalon is the best cheese in the country.Photo courtesy LaClareFarm.com.   The United States Championship Cheese Contest, America’s largest cheese and butter competition, has been judging dairy products since 1891. With America’s continued interest in fine cheese, the contest has more than doubled in size since 2001. At this year’s recently concluded competition, more than…
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