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Troyer’s Trail Bologna: An Amish Country Classic

  Troyer’s Trail Bologna Have you ever heard of Trail Bologna?  We used to think everyone had.  Passers-through never seemed to be able to get enough of it.  But then we realized that it was only available in the local area.  We have seen imitations in places like California and New Jersey with clever names … Read more

The Art of Cheesemaking

Here is a video demonstrating the difference in the Amish Cheesemaking process.  Video footage courtesy of one of our principal local cheese suppliers, Guggisberg Cheese. Here are links to the cheeses described in this video: Swiss Cheese Baby Swiss Cheese Amish Butter Cheese Lucerne Cheese And you can find over 60 other cheeses, including … Read more

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

When most of us think of Macaroni and Cheese, we can not get past the image of the plastic bag of miniature elbow noodles and orange powder that we prepare for our kids.  Thankfully, a generation of fans of that boxed concoction have now grown up and invented many delectable variations that are more compatible with the … Read more

Creamy Polenta

Here is another of our favorite recipes in which the key element is…of course, the cheese!   The proper amount of good Pecorino Romano perfects the recipe.   We got it from a famous chef at a restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  It took a while to convert the measurements to American Standard, and we had to replace some of the ingredients … Read more

The Perfect Monte Cristo

One of my favorite sandwiches of all time has always been the Monte Cristo, a toasted turkey, ham, and swiss sandwich with a touch of elegance.  I initially discovered it at Bennigan’s.  I later tried several versions at Diners along the East Coast.  The one thing that I noticed was that you must use the … Read more