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Cannoli Hamantaschen with Ricotta and Cream Cheese

Cheese finds a role on the Purim shpil stage in fluffy cannoli hamantaschen fillings with chocolate. This sweet marriage makes sense; in her blog post for The Nosher, Sheri Silver describes growing up in a Jewish and Italian neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Parmesan—Carefree and Kosher

Before anyone gets tangled up in terminology, allow me to clarify. “Parmesan” is an English word used to describe a hard, Italian cow’s milk cheese that is (1) either the original Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy, with its tradition and name … Continue reading

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Cheese for the Trees on Tu B’Shevat

Some Jewish holidays lend themselves readily to cheese-centered feasts: Shavuos with its bountiful dairy dishes; Chanukah and the cheese-inspired story of the heroine Judith; and Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees. Read any article on creating a party cheese … Continue reading

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It’s National (Kosher) Cheese Lover’s Day!

I don’t just love cheese; I adore it. So much so that every day, for me, is “cheese lover’s day.” Cheese is one of the most fascinating foods around, from its myriad incarnations and international versatility to its funky history. … Continue reading

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The Cheese Guy Rings in the New Year with Blue Cheese

How can kosher Blue Cheese fit into a secular New Year’s Day dinner? I’ll tell you. Growing up in Alabama, I ate my fair share of black eye peas and various greens, especially on New Year’s Day. According to my … Continue reading

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Mak’Tomi – a fresh “tome” from France

Smooth, creamy, and tangy, Mak’Tomi by Makabi is a French cheese made in the tradition of a southern Tome Fraîche or Tome de Laguiole. This semi-soft beauty is butter-yellow on the inside with a light dusting of white on the … Continue reading

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Having a ball with Quarkbällchen! (Quark Ball Donuts)

Quarkbällchen is a traditional German treat that is similar to a donut, but much tastier. The name translates as “little Quark balls,” with the first word “Quark” (pronounced kvark) referring to a yogurt-like fresh cheese. Each of these golfball-sized Quarkbällchen … Continue reading

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