This article from 2006 by author Tami Parr of The Pacific Northwest Cheese Project answers many questions about the care and storage of cheese.Let’s start with a basic precept: cheese is high maintenance. From production to storage to consumption, cheese demands the full attention of the cheesemaker, the cheesemonger and the cheese enthusiast. Cheese is not a food specially … [Read more...] about Cheese – Care and Storage
All about cheese by Tami Parr of the Pacific NW Cheese Blog
Tami is an expert on everything cheese in the Pacific Northwest, and has written some excellent articles for us - Selection, storage, handling, etc.
A certain euro-centrism reigns in cheese appreciation circles. When I think of good cheese (really good cheese), what immediately comes to mind is an imaginary French or Italian sheep’s milk gem crafted from the milk of herds grazing in the Alps. On some level, there’s a logic to this; European cheese-making is a centuries-old tradition that produces some of the world’s great … [Read more...] about What Does Cheese Mean?
Note: Steve's Cheese has moved, expanded and now serves sandwiches and small plates. The name has changed to Cheese Bar. He also opened "Chizu", a cheese tasting bar in SW Portland.A couple of weeks ago, Steve Jones celebrated the one year anniversary of Steve’s Cheese, his cheese and cured meats shop located in Northwest Portland. The anniversary was a milestone of … [Read more...] about Interview – Steve Jones of Cheese bar and Chizu
Dear Diary:Today I went to a cheese festival. It was sort of like Disneyland for cheese lovers, and I left feeling a lot like I do after a visit to the Magic Kingdom–exhilarated and slightly sick to my stomach.The annual conference of the American Cheese Society-yes, the one and only, accept no substitutes-hit town on Thursday, and all sorts of cheese makers and fellow … [Read more...] about Michael Talks Cheese
by Tami ParrNow that spring has officially arrived you’ll be seeing more and more local cheeses in stores as Oregon’s artisan cheesemakers go into full production for the year. You might even say cheese season has arrived! And with the start of the Portland Farmer’s Market (as well as others around the area) local cheese is now readily available directly from the … [Read more...] about Five Oregon Artisan Cheeses You Shouldn’t Miss