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Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake: For the Cheese and Pasta Lover

CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA BAKE I don’t know about you, but I love a good Alfredo. It’s rich, it’s oh so yummy. And why shouldn’t we love it? It has all the goodness of butter, cream and Parmesan. Creamy. Cheesy. Yummy. So today we’re taking good old Alfredo sauce and making a chicken pasta bake. And we’ll … Read more

What’s Better Than A Cavs’ Championship? Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Gouda, or “How-da” as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. If truth be told, it is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60 percent of the world’s cheese consumption. It is a semi-hard cheese celebrated for its rich, unique … Read more

Insalata Caprese: Simple, Elegant, Refreshing, Delicious

INSALATA CAPRESE: THE ENDURING STYLE OF ITALIAN CUISINE No one can quite say when or where the most famously simple of all salads — the insalata caprese — first appeared on the scene, or the exact origin of when it was named after that beautiful sun-soaked isle of Capri, part of very historic Campania region. … Read more

The Limburger Legacy: A Cheese That Has No Equal

“Limburger—Don’t Eat It with Your Nose.” So reads the sign above the bar at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern in Monroe, Wisconsin: the only city in America where Limburger cheese is still made. Limburger has been the butt of jokes for nearly a century, though to be honest, it smells more like feet. Past celebrities … Read more

Gruyere Cheese: A History As Rich and Fascinating As Its Flavor

HISTORY OF GRUYERE CHEESE Gruyere cheese has a history as rich and nutty as its flavor. This is a cheese so good and so fascinating that countries went to war over it! Yes, you read that right… war. Gruyere’s identity crisis Is Gruyere a Swiss cheese? Is it French? Is it Austrian? It is hard to … Read more

Marinate Cheese? Did Heaven’s Gates Open?

Summertime is all about easy entertaining and easier food: bountiful produce allows us to spend less time fussing in the kitchen and more time al fresco with friends. I’m all about quick recipes that produce big flavor, and these marinated mozzarella balls do just that. The best part? They get better the longer they sit, … Read more

The “Untold” History of Cheese

This is the story you’ll often hear about the discovery of cheese in human history… About 9,000 years ago, a nomad was travelling and brought along with him some milk in an animal stomach, serving as a sort of thermal insulator, to have something to drink at the end of the day. But when he arrived, … Read more

Make Your Breakfast Healthier With Cheese!

5 Reasons To Eat Cheese For Breakfast A common trend among dieters is to cut out cheese from their diet the minute they embark upon a weight loss mission. What they fail to realize is the immense nutritional and purported weight loss benefits that they are missing. Cheese is arguably one of the most underrated health … Read more

Cheese Makes Everything Better: Great Lunch Recipes For The Cheese Lovers

Struggling to find ideas for lunch? Tired of the same ol’ leftovers? We hear you and we want to help you solve this dilemma. Afterall, while breakfast is the most important meal of the day, lunch too often gets overlooked. Lunch is a critical meal in the middle of your day as it refuels you … Read more