Serious Cheese

While France, Italy and Switzerland have basked in the cheese spotlight for centuries, other European countries have quietly perfected delicious, functional and down-to-earth cheeses that rival their better-known counterparts. Germany and Austria, two nations little known for their cheeses, have been around for a long time and are only slowly being perceived here in the […]

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Manchego Cheese Varieties

Manchego-the traditional sheep’s milk cheese of Spanish cuisine-is really the ideal culinary ambassador, as representative of Spanish culture as Parmigiano-Reggiano for Italian or Roquefort for French. As an artisanal cheese, it is accessible to all levels of maturity, and its combination of flavors — a delicate balance between buttery, tart, sweet and nutty — distinguishes […]

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