eloquent ponderings on American Artisanal cheeses. She also makes frequent appearances on the DiBruno Brothers Blog. We were thrilled to have DiBruno Brothers start carrying our cheeses this year (thanks to cheesemonger/maker extraordinaire Paul Lawler.
in Williamstown, Mass. Their award-winning Maggie’s Round Reserve gets its stunning surface striations from a basket mold – a plastic form that mimics straw. Many early cheesemakers packed their cheeses in grass or in reed baskets, something the FDA would frown at now. Still, Cricket Creek’s nod toward tradition is one reason I love this gentle, Brazil-nutty cheese from the foothills of the Berkshires. Serve it with a bright white wine.