THE CHEESE (B)LOG

March 21, 2016

The Goat Blaaaaa-g by Maureen McHugh

Spring has finally arrived and for me that means longer days, the arrival of spring herbs and vegetables and of course fresh goat cheese! The word chèvre in French means “goat”. An appropriate name for a cheese so simple and un-manipulated, it’s the closest thing to eating what the goat’s been eating – herbs and grasses and hay – transmuted through the art […]
April 6, 2016

What We’re Cookin’: Rosemary Chili Cheddar Bites by Susan Argiris

When I made these crackers for a tasting at Marché they were the absolute bomb.  So I’ve been playing with the recipe a little and discovered I love them even more with a little rosemary.  I also discovered this recipe is all about using a great cheese – it makes all the difference.  The best batch was made with Montgomery’s […]
July 7, 2016

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Fig Jam by Maureen McHugh

This spring while traveling through Northern California with my husband, we made a stop for lunch in Petaluma. There is a ice cream shop there called Lala’s where I had Honey Goat Cheese Ice Cream. OMG, a new love that I knew needed to be recreated this summer. The key to any great recipe starts with using good ingredients and for this recipe that […]
August 10, 2016

Ricotta Ice Cream with Chocolate & Pistachios by Maureen McHugh

After the delicious experience of making fresh honey goat cheese ice cream I was intrigued to try again with another fresh cheese. What better choice to try next but fresh Ricotta? Lioni’s Hand Dipped Fresh Ricotta arrived at Marché early this summer and I have become obsessed with the smooth texture and light creamy flavor that you just don’t get in pre-packaged ricotta. I found […]