Cheese Wiz Gina shares her tips for easy peasy cheesy holiday entertaining. For cheese boards, always include a sweet and savory accoutrement (something you already have in your refrigerator). Keep puff pastry handy at all times so you can bake a wheel of cheese and wow your guests (be sure to freeze the cheese before baking). Edible chevre ornaments are fun for kids to make and super fun to eat (using anything you can find in your pantry). And finally, the best fondue comes from leftover bits of cheese, all flavors and styles will do. Happy holidaze to you...
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board hosted two Venissimo mongers, Vanessa and Flo, on a tour of Wisconsin creameries, from the very small Uplands Cheese, to the very large Emmi. We learned that maple syrup spooned over Carr Valley's Bread Cheese is to die for. And one of the most important things we learned: you can't carry on Widmer's Brick Spread on an airplane!
Janet Fletcher is not only a cheese lover, but an author of 30 food-related books and writer of the weekly blog Planet Cheese. We spoke to her from her home in Napa, California, where we learned that young Cabernet Sauvignon is her favorite wine to go with her favorite cheeses, which are aged sheep. Since spending a college semester in France, she has dedicated her life to learning and writing about farm fresh foods and champion cheeses.
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Gina Freize is the founder and Cheese Wiz of Venissimo Cheese and host of Noon on Tuesday, a blog series all about cheese all the time.