November 23, 2015

This Cheese Stands Alone… by Daniel Sirko

When people learn I’m a cheesemonger, a question that often pops up is “So what’s your deserted island cheese?” You know, the only one you could have every day for the rest of your life. That’s easy – a well-aged Gruyère – as superb for eating as it is for cooking. But someone just asked, “What’s your death row cheese?” A little grim, […]
November 13, 2015

A Celebration of Great Food by Daniel Sirko

So I grew up in a house with that boxed orange cheese product and green canister of grated parmesan – pretty much the norms back in the day. Nearly three decades ago, curiosity lured me to this new food emporium in Glencoe where I took a job, for next to nothing, and was tasked with taking care of the cheese case. Scanning […]