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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
December 22, 2015

5 Gifts Under $50

You still  have time to snag the perfect gift for the discriminating gourmet on your list.  Daniel has hand-picked 5 beautiful options under $50. Rustichella d’Abruzzo PANETTONE – $42.95 The classic Italian Christmas Cake imported from one of Milan’s finest bakeries. Traditionally presented as a gift when visiting friends and family and served with coffee, wine or spumante, ours is as […]