queso oaxaca feature 2
I have yet to try a Mexican cheese, so queso Oaxaca (wuh-hah-kuh) is on the plate this week. The package says “A delicious buttery snacking cheese, melts like a dream. Let kids unknot and enjoy!” Origins Queso Oaxaca, known as quesillo de hebra in Mexico, is a semi-soft, cow’s milk, […]

Queso Oaxaca: The Mozzarella of Mexico





ski queen feature
I’ve always seen Ski Queen cheese sitting on the gourmet cheese rack at the grocery store, but never bought it. It’s time to finally see what this little red block of cheese is all about. The packaging says, “A traditional Norwegian brown cheese. Naturally sweet with a smooth mild caramel […]

Ski Queen Cheese Looks and Tastes Like a Giant Caramel Chew


mobay cheese feature
This is an interesting cheese. Mobay cheese is actually two cheeses in one. Half of the wedge is goat’s milk cheese and the other half is made from sheep’s milk. Each side is separated by a thin layer of grape vine ash. You can eat one side or the other […]

Mobay Cheese Review – Cheese a Week #14


wensleydale cheese feature
I was at Sendik’s Market this week and picked up a couple new cheeses, one of which was Wensleydale cheese with blueberries. I’ve never heard of Wensleydale and I’m excited to try it for week 13! Origins Wensleydale cheese is named after its place of origin, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England. […]

Wensleydale Cheese Review – Cheese a Week #13



smoked blue cheese feature
Now we’re getting into some of my favorite cheeses. Blue cheese is at least a top 3 cheese for me, but smoked blue cheese…now this might just be an all-time favorite. I’ve tried smoked cheeses and I’ve tried blue cheeses, but never a combination. I’m excited for this one! Origins […]

Smoked Blue Cheese Review – Cheese a Week #12


boursin cheese feature
Since I haven’t tried a soft cheese yet during my tasting adventure, I picked one up at the store this week. It didn’t have a ridiculous price, and I had never heard of it. Winner! Shallot and Chive Boursin cheese it is. Origins Boursin cheese is a foil-wrapped, cow’s milk, […]

Boursin Cheese Review – Cheese a Week #11


wine barrel smoker feature
The Goal I’ve always wanted a nice smoker. I think everyone should have one. The flavors you can achieve in meat through a long, low-temp smoke are unbeatable. Smokers can take even the cheapest meats and make them tender and flavorful. Sitting outside and drinking beer all day while managing […]

Building a Wine Barrel Smoker – A Detailed Guide