THE CHEESE (B)LOG

January 27, 2016

We’ve got the Blues… in a Good Way

So what’s our favorite blue right now?  It depends on which cheesemonger at Marché you ask. Maureen:  Roquefort is a raw blue sheep cheese from Southern France and the second most popular cheese in France behind Comté.  The overall flavor sensation begins slightly mild, evolves to sweet, then smoky, and fades to a salty finish. Why my favorite?  Because it is […]
January 13, 2016

Marché’s Cure For the Winter Blahs

1.  Grab a comforter. 2.  Prepare your favorite movie for streaming. 3.  Set out some aged cheddar and toasted nuts. 4.  Gently warm some Journeyman’s Apple Cider Liqueur. Sip slowly. 5.  Start movie. 6.  Repeat Step 4 as needed.   From artisan distiller Journeyman, in Three Oaks, MI comes our perfect answer for winter doldrums. Made with organic Michigan apple […]
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, […]
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 […]