Miyoko’s Napa Valley in a Brandy-Cured Grape Leaf

When we saw that Miyoko’s Kitchen was offering a Limited Edition cheese, in a brandy-cured leaf no less, we couldn’t resist. The Napa Valley in a Brandy-Cured Grape Leaf is, like so many Miyoko’s cheeses, a thing of beauty. This cheese soaked in a bit of the brandy it was wrapped in and has a … Read more

Heidi Ho “Ne Chèvre”

We recently found the Heidi Ho brand of artisan cheeses and were delighted to give them a try. We sampled two different kinds of “Ne Chèvre” — Pure, and Black Lava. The Pure version was bland and flavorless. The texture was not perfectly smooth — which is not unlike my memory of goat cheese, though … Read more

In Los Angeles? Check out Vromage…

Los Angeles is a bit of a vegan heaven, and now for one more reason: Vromage. This all-vegan-cheese shop is now open in West Hollywood. Here’s a glimpse at the menu: And you don’t need to be in L.A. to enjoy Vromage…visit the online store to shop for such items as Veganzola, Feta Herb, Asiago, … Read more

Vtopian Sharp Cheddar

We were glad to have the opportunity to try another Vtopian cheese — sharp cheddar. Like the other Vtopian cheeses we’ve tried, this one tasted more sweet than sharp (as with the caramelized onion camembert, this one contains soy-based yogurt). As Dana pointed out, “That’s what you get cheese for, the kick.” Yet despite not … Read more

Miyoko’s Herbes de Provence

This week’s tasting was Miyoko’s Country Style Herbes de Provence, a departure from the double cream cheeses we are so addicted to from Miyoko’s. Like everything shipped from Miyoko’s, this wheel came beautifully packaged. This cheese is covered with herbs (on the website, lovely purple specks of lavender are visible, though not on the cheese … Read more

Vtopian Caramelized Onion Camembert

Today we present Vtopian‘s Caramelized Onion Camembert. This cheese wedge, thanks to its caramelized onion topping, is quite sweet and would make a great dessert cheese. In general, we noticed that Vtopian cheeses have a longer list of ingredients than either Treeline or Mikoyo’s (which generally have under ten ingredients), and the sweetness in this … Read more

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