After visiting Fromageries Marcel Petite in the fall of 2013, Team Formaggio traveled on to Switzerland. Ihsan and Valerie, owners of the Formaggio Kitchen family of shops, fellow cheesemongers Tripp and David (Tripp from Cambridge and David from Formaggio Kitchen South End), and myself journeyed to Raclette country in search of the best representations of this classic cheese – and we found it in Raclette de Verbier. Here are a few photos from our short but delicious stay! (please click on one of the photos to open the slideshow)
You don’t have to go far from Boston for some of the world’s best artisan cheese. Old world traditions are alive and well in Vermont.
A small-production Portuguese wine from Sintra, on the Atlantic coast, Arenae Colares Malvasia is ocean essence meets Jura.
Sergio Mottura's family produces some of our favorite Central Italian wines, and a visit to their organic vineyard makes it clear why those wines are so great.
In the glinting dawn sunlight at the Madrid airport, Ihsan made his perennial toast: “Here’s to a great trip, baby!” Valerie and I raised our glasses of bubbling cava, and with a clink and a final sip, we were off. Our final destination after this layover was Bra, a city in Italy’s Piedmont region, where Continue Reading »
Colleagues and I recently had the opportunity to visit cheesemakers at several farms in Vermont: Consider Bardwell, Blue Ledge and Twig Farm.