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.
In June, our very own Kyra James (cheesemonger and chocolate buyer for our South End location and event coordinator) placed third in the annual Cheesemonger Invitational in NYC – a two-day competition for 40 cheesemongers from across the country, testing their knowledge of and skill with cheese. Day one of the competition includes a written Continue Reading »
When we hear the word “summer” at Formaggio Kitchen, the first thing that comes to our mind is barbecue. And not just any barbecue, but the one we have every Saturday right outside our shop that we wait all winter long for. Slow cooking for days beforehand, the aromas of the BBQ pit build throughout Continue Reading »
Since 1929, the Cambridge Community Center has been an important part to the vibrant city that is home to both Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge and its owners Ihsan and Valerie. This nonprofit organization offers social, educational, and recreational programs for people of all ages, enriching the neighborhood through programs that empower, educate, and engage. After 88 years Continue Reading »
Eat Well, Do Good When Formaggio Kitchen South End owner Valerie Gurdal came up with the idea of dedicating sales of a single, popular product to Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, our pimento cheese, a comfort food and a family recipe, seemed like the perfect fit. Valerie grew up in the South, Continue Reading »
Just last week we were lucky enough to host Marina Fogarty, of the Alto Piemontese Vallana Winery, for a wine tasting and primer on her family’s illustrious winemaking history.