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This year, my father and my friends Lola and Iggy came over for Christmas Eve dinner.  It was a simpler affair than in other years, with only eight courses.  I decided early on that I wanted to make a cheesecake for dessert – a favorite of my friend Lola.  Alas, that means displacing the cheese […]

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Grand Cru Fondue

I grew up loving fondue, and I still love it.  It turns out that so do my children, so I make it from time to time.  Not only is it delicious, but it has the advantage of being fairly quick to make.  Sure, the dippers can take time, but on lazy nights like tonight we […]

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Stilton is probably my favorite blue cheese, and I’ve liked other versions of white stilton with fruits.  This one, however, is plain amazing.  I was afraid that the ginger would be too strong, specially against what is, when devoid of its mold, a rather subtle cheese, but it’s perfectly caramelized into barely spicy sweetness.  This […]

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My oldest daughter has fallen in love with cheese, so she insisted that we have a cheese course as part of our Xmas Eve dinner this year.  I don’t think I’ve ever done one before, but boy am I glad I did.  The cheeses were wonderful, and for a couple of my guests (including my […]

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I just found some Rougette Bavarian Red triple cream cheese at Grocery Outlet, and I had to try it.  I *love* it.  The cheese is super creamy and tastes pretty much like any good brie, though it’s not as bitter as most.  It also has a thinner rind.  It retails for about $20 a lb, […]

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During the 1970’s the fondue sensation reached Argentina and it quickly became one of our biggest “special occasion” treats.  My parents would make it from time to time using the recipe below.  Instead of the traditional havarti and emmental cheeses, which I assume were not available in Argentina (or at least in our town), it […]

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Grocery Outlet in San Leandro is currently selling Rosenborg Danish Blue Cheese at the unbelievable price of $2lb. Really, I’m not kidding. The same cheese sells at amazon fresh for $13lb. Best of all, the cheese is actually very good. It is creamy (when @ room temperature), with a smooth blue cheese flavor, not too […]

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During the 1970s fondue became a craze not only in America, but in Argentina as well.  My parents got a beautiful fondue set and on rare and special occasions they’d go to the expensive cheese shop and create this wonderful dish that we all could share.  As a kid I LOVED it – and I […]

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Fromage d’Affinois

I came across this cheese at PW Supermarket and gave it a try. It was wonderful. Though it’s only double cream, it is the creamiest cheese I’ve ever tasted, it’s texture was pure silkness and every bite (on sourdough baguette) seemed like a luxury. I also loved the taste, milder and less bitter than brie. […]

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Cheeses

I’m having a wine & cheese “salon” tonight and these are the cheeses I’m serving. The descriptions are from the web, not mine. From The Marketplace at Rockridge Tomme Crayeose Tomme Crayeuse is a cheese from Savoie (along the Swiss-Italian Alps) in France. Tomme basically means wheel, although it is a generic word for piece […]

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