THE CHEESE (B)LOG

February 24, 2016

THAT’S A MOUTHFUL: HOW TO PRONOUNCE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CHEESE

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed at the cheese counter at Marché (mar-SHAY: French for market) by the myriad of foreign names, you just may be missing out on some of our formaggi preferiti (fro-MAHJ-ee pref-ahr-EE-tee: Italian for favorite cheeses). Here’s a rudimentary guide to pronouncing those tongue-twisting treasures. AFFIDÉLICE: aw-fah-day-LEASE. (Chablis-washed little bundle of funk.) BLEU D’AUVERGNE: bluh-doe-VAIRN. (A worthy, classic blue […]
June 7, 2017

Celebrating the Art of Cheesemaking… by Maureen McHugh

If you are a true foodie, then you know the thrill of food is not just eating it but learning where it came from and how it arrived on your plate.  If you work with cheese everyday you get the pleasure of hearing the stories of cheese production. But the real thrill is to meet the cheesemakers, hear their stories […]
June 19, 2017

Summer Around Town Calendar

With so many outdoor happenings around town this summer, we’ve put them in a calendar for your quick reference.  And, we’ve updated our Picnic Box Menu to make enjoying your summer outings even easier. You can order a picnic box online, by phone (630.790.8890) or in-store. We ask for a minimum 24 hour notice but will do our best to accommodate last […]
August 18, 2018

A Celebration of Cheese by Jack Dronen

In late July, Daniel and I attended the American Cheese Society annual conference for professionals working with cheese. From mongers to cheese makers to equipment manufacturers, this three day conference has a focus on education and networking. The conference is also a cheese competition where over 1800 cheeses and butters are judged in over 100 different categories. After all the […]