THE CHEESE (B)LOG

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 […]
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 29, 2016

Pigskin Platters for Super Bowl Sunday!

Score Big with our Super Bowl Pigskin Platters Each platter includes a winning lineup of our favorite charcuterie: Prosciutto, Jamon Serrano, Two Sliced Salamis and Nduja (spicy, spreadable salami, handmade in Chicago) On the side line: Marché olive mix, Pequillo and Piparras Peppers For the extra point – add our fan-favorite cheeses: 1 year Cheddar, Cave-aged Emmental and Smoked Mozzarella Order […]
February 24, 2016

THAT’S A MOUTHFUL: HOW TO PRONOUNCE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CHEESE

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed at the cheese counter at Marché (mar-SHAY: French for market) by the myriad of foreign names, you just may be missing out on some of our formaggi preferiti (fro-MAHJ-ee pref-ahr-EE-tee: Italian for favorite cheeses). Here’s a rudimentary guide to pronouncing those tongue-twisting treasures. AFFIDÉLICE: aw-fah-day-LEASE. (Chablis-washed little bundle of funk.) BLEU D’AUVERGNE: bluh-doe-VAIRN. (A worthy, classic blue […]