THE CHEESE (B)LOG

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 […]
March 5, 2018

Marche’s Midwest Cheese Heroines

For centuries, cheesemaking was “women’s work”.  While men saw to the animals and fields, women were relegated to the indoor duties, including making cheese.  But as dairy production in the US became industrial and cheeses were factory-made, the intricate art of turning milk into cheese was nearly lost.  The emergence of the good food movement in the 1970’s saw women […]
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 […]
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 […]