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A Comfort Pairing at it’s Finest

A Comfort Pairing at it’s Finest

Hidden Hill’s Old Gold and 2SP Delco Lager written by Alex Jones Being a local cheese aficionado means tasting cheeses of all kinds, inspired by styles from all over the world. From cloudlike Brie-styles and elegant ash-lined bloomy rind pyramids ...

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Young Yet Well-Aged

Young Yet Well-Aged

written by Alex Jones You wouldn’t know it from the wide variety of artisan cheeses from our area, but the Philly region’s artisan dairy activity has only ramped up in the past decade or so. While European cheese traditions have ...

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A From the Farm Pairing

A From the Farm Pairing

written by Alex Jones It’s hard being a cider fan. Even the lists at Philly’s eclectic craft beer bars will usually stock just one or two cider options. And forget about finding a quality source if you’re out at a ...

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Eckerton Hill Farm

Eckerton Hill Farm

During the winter holidays, cheese comes to the fore—and no one wants to present a milquetoast cheese plate. Luckily, it’s easy to make your selections stand out and please a crowd if you keep a few basic rules in mind: ...

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Le Fomage

Le Fomage

While the peaches, sweet corn, and watermelons that shine on summer produce stands fade when summer turns to fall, most animal products never go out of season. For that reason, fall and winter are an exciting time for cheeses: Aged ...

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Le Fromage

Le Fromage

When matchmaking local beer and cheese, which comes first? Do you start with a stellar, unique wedge in the prime of its life and hunt down the perfect partner for it? Or do you first pick the perfect beer for ...

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Seasonality of Cheese

Seasonality of Cheese

by Alex Jones It’s funny how beer and cheese, two foods whose production is designed to make them relatively shelf-stable and available at any time of year, are affected by the seasons. We turn to bolder, heavier brews in the ...

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Meadowset Camel’s Back & Stoudt’s Pilsner

Meadowset Camel’s Back & Stoudt’s Pilsner

The American artisan cheese movement—and the resurgence in craft beer that preceded it—really makes itself felt in the Philadelphia region. Chester County, our neighbor to the west, is the unofficial home of farmstead artisan cheese in Pennsylvania. Cheesemakers like Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm, ...

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Saison Vos & Sheep Camembert

Saison Vos & Sheep Camembert

Soft-ripened cheeses—your brie styles, Camemberts, and those other pillowy, creamy, sometimes stinky, bloomy rinds—are a pretty versatile fromage family. From delicate, almost fluffy goat buttons like Shellbark Hollow’s seasonal Aurora’s Cloud to buttery, toothsome rounds of Buttercup Brie from Cherry ...

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Cranberry Creek Monomonock & Tröegs Troegenator

Cranberry Creek Monomonock  & Tröegs Troegenator

Cranberry Creek Farm is a goat dairy and vegetable farm located in the Pocono Mountains in Cresco, PA. The farm offers fresh and aged goat cheeses from a cheesemaking program that is headed by none other than Paul Lawler, former ...

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