I am back in rural western Uganda, just outside the boundaries of Kibale National Park. I travel here for several weeks each summer to volunteer with the Kasiisi Project (www.kasiisiproject.org). The Kasiisi Project, among other things, provides conservation and health education in 15 public primary schools. The Kasiisi Project also runs its own small farm. We have introduced and modeled sustainable farming practices, and hope to eventually raise some income for our programs. On my latest adventure, I helped update an apiary and build infrastructure for local honey production.
Learn more about Parmigiano-Reggiano; it’s history, production, and tips on buying, storing, and serving straight from Ihsan in Wine Enthusiast Magazine! Years ago, Ihsan began developing relationships with producers in Europe and started the Formaggio Kitchen direct import program. The goal was to develop direct connections to artisans so that they can learn our tastes Continue Reading »
Judging from the questions I field every day in the wine corner here at Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge, food and wine pairing continues to be a major cause of uncertainty and, frankly, anxiety. My sense is that a significant part of the problem is a too-fussy approach to the topic in general. Your home is not Continue Reading »
Raw milk has been a hot topic in the media recently with frequent articles bubbling up about the dangers of fresh raw milk and raw milk cheese. The issue is much more complex than is often portrayed in these articles and there are strong and reasoned voices on both sides of the raw milk debate. Continue Reading »
First of all, what is Cibus? Pronounced ‘chee-buhs,’ this international food show exhibition held in Italy is a key event on Formaggio Kitchen’s calendar. Typically, the full scale Cibus fair takes place every other year and can fill up to eight warehouses with producers from a variety of food industries. These include everything from meats to Continue Reading »
Ideas for Your Next Cheese Plate from the Formaggio Kitchen Cheesemongers When it comes to pairing cheese with beverages and condiments, there are a number of classic couplings and rules related to selecting a great pairing. Rules like “if it grows together, it goes together,” or concepts such as matching like flavors (fruity with fruity) or contrasting Continue Reading »