• Grayson, a beautiful raw Jersey cow's milk, washed rind cheese from Meadow Creek Dairy in Virginia.

    Grayson And Blogging

    Happy Labor Day, readers! This week, I’m taking care of my mom’s dogs Indy and Gavin, who you can see on my Instagram feed fairly regularly. But now, I can take MORE PHOTOS of them! Squeeee! So much fluff!! Regarding blog progress, there’s some new stuff being added later this week; I can’t wait to […]

  • Homemade bread topped with pumpkin seeds. I wish you could smell it.

    Feeling Domestic And Sprucing Up The Blog

    Bloggy news: First off, Miss Cheesemonger’s 5th birthday is next month! I can’t believe it. I’ve decided to spruce up the blog a lot in preparation for that, including setting up an Amazon Affiliates account. This means that not only can I share with you my favorite books, jams, kitchen tools, or table dressings, I […]

  • Météorite by La Maison Alexis de Portneuf (Québec, cow, pasteurized). I could look at this all day.

    Meteorite From La Maison Alexis de Portneuf

    One of the many benefits of volunteering at the American Cheese Society conference (“ACS” for short) was the treasure trove of cheeses available for volunteers to take with them (You, too, can volunteer at the next one!). With over 1,600 cheeses entered into the ACS competition, there was a lot to go around. I took […]

  • The lush Dinah's Cheese by Kurtwood Farms.

    Mark Your Calendars: Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival on Sept. 27

    Phew, just as soon as I recovered from ACS, I realized there’s another cheese festival I want to share with you! When M. Cheesemonger and I visited Seattle, Washington, late this spring, we discovered some beautiful artisan cheeses and met some fabulous cheese people! During my chat with the Calf & Kid owner Sheri Lavigne, […]

  • Pretty in grey--Bonne Bouche from Vermont Creamery.

    The American Cheese Society Takes Over Sacramento

    Last week, over 1,000 cheese people from all over descended on Sacramento for the annual American Cheese Society conference (“ACS” for short). I had never been, it’s not far from SF, and my sister has an extra couch, so figured this was my chance! I decided not to attend officially, but rather volunteer so I […]

  • So many goats!

    Visiting Redwood Hill Farm: Goat Play Date!

    Of all the wonderful things there are to love about cheese, goats are among my favorites. Luckily, Redwood Hill Farm in Sebastopol, CA, is nearby so I can visit them and their adorably joyous goats! Not only that, my dear friend Kim Huestis, owner of Boston-area-based Porcelain & Stone, crafter of gorgeous porcelain jewelry, and great […]

  • Westminster One-Year Cheddar.

    Cheese Time: Westminster Royal Cheddar!

    Who doesn’t love royals? Well, ok, I can think of some folks who don’t, but in my family, there are a lot of fans. I’m talking about British royals, that is. M. Cheesemonger was even in London the day Prince George was born, on July 22, 2013. Now, the prince is one year old, and he’s […]

  • Sheri LaVigne, Owner of The Calf & Kid in Seattle.

    An Interview With The Calf & Kid Owner Sheri LaVigne

    Cheese people, the name by which I so lovingly refer to folks in the artisan cheese world, are my favorite. And they’re almost always generous, quirky, and fascinating conversationalists! This week, I had the great privilege of speaking with Sheri LaVigne, founder and owner of The Calf & Kid in Seattle, Washington. You might have […]

  • Make a burrata caprese salad! You won't regret it.

    Burrata: My Favorite Summer Cheese

    Ah, summer. It’s in full swing in the markets, where we can see berries, stone fruit, and tomatoes. What goes well with all of that? Burrata. This creamy, pillowy puff of goodness accompanies summer produce like nothing else! What is this sweet, milky cheese, you ask? Given its beloved place in the hearts of many, […]

  • Misscheesemonger.cow

    Settling Into Cheese Production

    By now, I’ve been working at my new cheesemonger gig for several weeks, and I’m enjoying myself thoroughly. Because of the enormous volumes of people moving through the store (we’re in the Ferry Building, one of SF’s most popular tourist destinations), the mongers here really need to stay on top of their game to get […]

Grayson, a beautiful raw Jersey cow's milk, washed rind cheese from Meadow Creek Dairy in Virginia.

Grayson And Blogging

Happy Labor Day, readers! This week, I’m taking care of my mom’s dogs Indy and Gavin, who you can see on my Instagram feed fairly regularly. But now, I can take MORE PHOTOS of them! Squeeee! So much fluff!! Regarding blog progress, there’s some new stuff being added later this week; I can’t wait to […]

Homemade bread topped with pumpkin seeds. I wish you could smell it.

Feeling Domestic And Sprucing Up The Blog

Bloggy news: First off, Miss Cheesemonger’s 5th birthday is next month! I can’t believe it. I’ve decided to spruce up the blog a lot in preparation for that, including setting up an Amazon Affiliates account. This means that not only can I share with you my favorite books, jams, kitchen tools, or table dressings, I […]

Météorite by La Maison Alexis de Portneuf (Québec, cow, pasteurized). I could look at this all day.

Meteorite From La Maison Alexis de Portneuf

One of the many benefits of volunteering at the American Cheese Society conference (“ACS” for short) was the treasure trove of cheeses available for volunteers to take with them (You, too, can volunteer at the next one!). With over 1,600 cheeses entered into the ACS competition, there was a lot to go around. I took […]

The lush Dinah's Cheese by Kurtwood Farms.

Mark Your Calendars: Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival on Sept. 27

Phew, just as soon as I recovered from ACS, I realized there’s another cheese festival I want to share with you! When M. Cheesemonger and I visited Seattle, Washington, late this spring, we discovered some beautiful artisan cheeses and met some fabulous cheese people! During my chat with the Calf & Kid owner Sheri Lavigne, […]