Tagged: Pyrenees


Piment d’Espelette: Harvesting in the Basque Pyrenees

About this time last year, while traveling through the Pyrenees mountains, Valerie, Ihsan and I stopped for a few days to pay a visit to the small farm that produces one of our favorite products: Piment d’Espelette AOC. Piment d’Espelette (translation: peppers from Espelette) are bright red peppers grown in the town of Espelette and Continue Reading »


Comté to Brebis: A Cheese Journey Through France

Landing in Geneva, our first day began auspiciously with 65°F blue skies and a new convertible (our reserved sedan was unavailable) to drive us west into the Jura. Tripp (domestic cheese buyer for our Cambridge shop), and Sarah (Tripp’s counterpart at the South End), and I marveled at the snow-capped mountains in the eastern distance Continue Reading »

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2010: A Good Year For Cheese

This has been a good year for cheese at Formaggio Kitchen. We were lucky enough to visit several producers—both old friends and new acquaintances—who are sending us some incredible cheeses.