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Cheese (may not) heal: Easy Cheese

Cheesemaking has evolved from the ancient Greeks to modern-day farming and production methods. Various cheeses have been produced in this country since the 17th century. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, more than one-third of all milk produced each year in the U.S. is used to manufacture cheese. I do not believe that the ancient Greeks ever imagined that cheese would come in a can. Enter Easy Cheese. What is the definition of cheese? According to Merriam-Webster, Cheese is…

Cheese Heals

Cheese Heals: The French cheese Mimolette

If you are in search of a smooth and subtle compliment for the weekend’s charcuterie board, you may wish to consider Mimolette. Once again, I found this cheese hidden in the vast Wegmans cheese department, and it caught my eye. At 110 calories per ounce and a price point of $17.99 per pound, I took home a small piece for $3.24. I am not sure I would spend the 110 calories per serving. My cheese cave has been home to more…

Italian Summer Salad

The perfect WFH summer salad

Working from home (WFH) is not for everyone, yet so many have been thrown into this new work environment. It is estimated that over 67% of new WFH employees do not have a home office set up or any home office equipment. This new world presents a challenge and challenges can be stressful.  Stressful feelings lead to mindless snacking and poor food choices. (Of course, cheese does not now, or will it ever fall into the poor choice food category.)…

Happy Goats!

Cheese Heals: Drunken Goat- cheese soaked in wine!

What could be better than a slice of cheese humbled with an underlying hint of wine? Not too much. The Drunken Goat, or Queso de Murcia al Vino D.O.P is an understated and often overlooked cheese from Spain. A semi soft goat cheese bathed in red wine, it is must try for any experienced cheese lover or for the novice branching away from plain old Cheddar. According to my friends at Wegmans, this Charcuterie staple weighs in at 110 calories…

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Cheese Heals: Soothe your soul with Wegmans Cave Ripened 1916 Cheese

If you have not been to a Wegmans, your life may be sadly incomplete. Your soul is perhaps empty and searching for purpose. Your taste buds will never experience the joy of quality cheese and all that accompanies it. Ok, maybe that is a little over the top, but you get my drift. Every two weeks or so Chip and I grab a large cup of coffee, hop in the car, and head to Wegmans in Dewitt, New York.  The…