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Two Jews, Five Cream Cheeses

“Two Jews, three opinions” This quip holds true across the board: “two Jews, five cream cheeses”; “two Jews, seven languages”; “two Jews, 15 degrees of separation from a long lost common relative in Bielsk.” Multiples and melanges of language, food, … Continue reading

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Kosher Blue Cheese at Kosherfest 2012

I’m off to Kosherfest 2012. I’ll be in full Cheese Mistress mode, complete with my big orange kosher cheese hat! Today I’m in search of kosher blue cheese. I’m sure to visit my friend Brent Delman at The Cheese Guy booth. … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Cheese: Not just for farmers anymore

After struggling with making Mascarpone for over a month with limited success, I was scared to try to make farmer’s cheese. It sounded simple enough: Boil milk. Add in vinegar. Stir. Drain. Serve. What could go wrong? Well, as luck … Continue reading

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Manchego Makes Aliyah with Gilboa

It’s Israel’s birthday! What do you get an old country that is also young? Gilboa—a modern cheese with an ancient Spanish history. Manchego is a delicacy that the Spanish dreamed up, but that the Israelis recreated in Gilboa.  Named for … Continue reading

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Going Grey the French Way

WARNING! Not all cheese in this post is kosher. Only the Israeli Barkanit cheese mentioned at the end. I posted this here anyhow because the non-kosher French background shows where the Brakin brothers of Barkanit Dairy got their inspiration for their … Continue reading

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Les Petites Fermières – Goat Cheese Medallions

Click this link  Les Petites Fermières – Goat Cheese Medallions to see a fantastic entry by Chaim Szmidt of the Kosher Scene on some new Canadian goat cheeses from Les Petites Fermières. I, too, have been experimenting with these tiny chèvres and … Continue reading

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Kosher Fondue to Melt the Snow

Chilly days call for cozy comfort dishes like piping hot cheese fondue. The tradition of serving a pot of melted cheese with dipping breads has its roots in Switzerland and is found in recipe books as far back as 1699. In the 1930s, the … Continue reading

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