THE CHEESE (B)LOG

April 27, 2015
Daniel Sirko

Meet Marché General Manager, Daniel Sirko

Daniel, a longtime Chicago area resident, has more than two decades of specialty food and restaurant management experience. Most recently he was general manager of Kaufman’s Delicatessen and Bakery in Skokie. Earlier he was a founding owner of Chicago restaurant, Birchwood Kitchen and Second Street Market in Highland Park. He also helped launch Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine, and Fox & Obel Food […]
March 16, 2017

Cheesemonger Q+A: Maureen McHugh

Favorite cheesy dish? Grilled pizza with assorted toppings & Burrata Cheese Wine or beer? Wine Cow, sheep or goat? Too hard to decide – all three! The best music to eat cheese by is… It depends …this last weekend it was Crosby Stills Nash & Young / Déjà Vu Desert island cheese? Fresh Ricotta to make ice cream – thinking […]
March 30, 2017

Cheesemonger Q+A: Jack Dronen

Favorite cheesy dish? Baked Harbison with caramelized onions. Wine or Beer? Beer, but it depends on what I am eating Cow, Sheep or Goat? Cow Desert Island Cheese? Alpha Tolman If I were a cheese I’d be… A stinky wash rind Dream trip? A tour of small creameries throughout Europe When I’m not mongering I’m… Playing golf
May 12, 2017

Cheesemonger Q+A: Steven Merkle

Favorite cheesy dish? The many variations of Mac and Cheese. Wine or Beer? Wine Cow, Sheep or Goat? Sheep; Rich, buttery, and nutty. Yum Desert Island Cheese?  It would have to be a hard cheese that can keep longer then most and keep me nourished until the boats arrive rescue me. I’d take Parmigiano Reggiano. If I were a cheese I’d be… An […]