We’ve been trying to tell you for years that cheese (and whiskey and hot dogs and Sriracha) is good for you, but no one took us seriously because we’re not, you know, scientists of whatever. But despite our complete lack of education and qualifications, we stood by our convictions and have now been proven totally and completely right by science!
Okay, actually by a small study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, but who cares? First, the JofAFC is THE place to go for all your cheese-related news. And second, did I mention we were proven right by science?
The good news about cheese just keeps rolling in, folks. Last week, a survey revealed that grilled cheese lovers have more sex than people who don’t love grilled cheese (because, apparently, there are people in the world who don’t love grilled cheese). And now, a new study shows cheese could be the key to changing your gut bacteria for the better. Best news you’ve heard all week, right? Read more »
With Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway backed merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz, NPR’s The Salt speculates that Cheez Whiz could be a victim of the merger. Could Kraft seriously take a product that pumps through the veins of many Philadelphia cheesesteak lovers off the shelves?
Luckily, the report seems mainly speculative. A Kraft-Heinz merger would likely come with cost-cutting that could result in the elimination of some products, but those are more likely to be products that overlap between Kraft and Heinz, and anyone worth their salt knows, there is no cheese sauce that compare with real Kraft Cheez Whiz.
The book lists 169 cheeses and Scoats has decided he wants to try them all. So on Sunday nights, he’s hosting a Sunday night beer and cheese pairing at his Grey Lodge. He’s planning to go through all 169 cheeses and will be will pair each cheese with a different beer.
So for the next 169 Sundays, the Northeast Philly beer bar will be offering a unique cheese and beer pairing. 169 different beers to go with all those cheeses. Scoats will get advice from Darlington and Di Bruno’s cheesemongers as well as his staff at the Grey Lodge for the pairings.
Think it’s crazy? Don’t forget Scoats is the man who created the phenomenon that is Friday the Firkinteenth, and had the guts to open a beer bar in Mayfair to begin with.
The cheese and beer pairings kick off tonight, Sunday, February 8th and will go every Sunday till they run out of cheese.
As if the last cheese event wasn’t enough, here we come with two more, happening on December 15th and 16th.
First off, there’s a cheese pop-up happening at High Street on Market on Monday, December 15. Starting at 5:30, authors and cheese experts Max McCalman and Tenaya Darlington will be signing books, curating side-by-side cheese tastings and offering a cheese master class for those who are seriously into their curds.
Then, on Tuesday, December 16, at a.bar, there’ll be a cheese happy hour, also featuring McCalman, this time with wine expert Mariel Wega by his side.
If you are a cheese lover and a Philadelphian, then surely you are a fan of the brothers Di Bruno. And if you have yet to acquaint yourself with the cheese authority in this city, Saturday, December 6th will be potentially life-changing for you.
The 7-2 Philadelphia Eagles travel to Green Bay on Sunday to take on the 6-3 Packers, and you can get cogent analysis on Birds 24/7. And if you want rah-rah boosterism, you just need to turn to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia.
They’ve been rooting on the Eagles all week. Yesterday, Good Day’s Mike Jerrick tossed a hunk of cheese into the street so it could be run over by a SEPTA bus. And, today? Fox 29 actually hired a steamroller to run over photos of the Packers’ players and cheese.
Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester Springs, PA is already known for several of the cheeses that they produce on the farm. But in order to move their cheese-making business forward they need a cheese cave and some other pricey additions. The family-run dairy has already secured financing to build the cheese cave but they’ve turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for a curd vat, shelving and cooling system.
Sue Miller and her family hope to raise at least $25,000 in the next month and is kicking off her Kickstarter with some launch events.