The Medium is the Message.

Article from Edible Manhattan (2012): On any given day at Murray’s Cheese—the 80-year-old shop on Bleecker Street where caseus is king—you’ll see not just tourists off the double-decker bus (geeking out on the sheer size of the wheels of Comté, cheddar and Emmentaler stacked in the glass-walled storage space in the back) but firemen still in their boots, […]

Recipe: Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Pear Galette

Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Pear Galette Copyright 2011 Artisan Cheese Making at Home by Mary Karlin. Makes one 10-inch tart Dough 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup almond flour or almond meal 11/2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled About 3/4 cup ice water Filling 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces bacon, cut crosswise […]

Artisan Cheese Making at Home

Just a century ago, cheese was still a relatively regional and European phenomenon, and cheese making techniques were limited by climate, geography, and equipment. But modern technology along with the recent artisanal renaissance has opened up the diverse, time-honored, and dynamic world of cheese to enthusiasts willing to take its humble fundamentals—milk, starters, coagulants, and […]