1. Cheese of the Week: Fiore di Bufala


    • Producers: La Casera
    • Region: Lombardy, Italy
    • Milk: Pastuerized buffalo’s milk
    • Ripening: Fresh
    • Texture: Soft


    In 1991, Eros Burratti opened La Casera, a small shop specializing in wine, cheese and cured meats. His dedication to superior local cheeses allowed him to expand to later include a ripening labratory and aging caves. The success of La Casera prompted Eros to export his cheese internationally, and now we get to enjoy the quality cheeses produced in the surrounding northern hills of Italy. An example is their Fiore di Bufala, small soft pillows of pasteurized buffalo’s milk. Rich and buttery, this fresh cheese has a comforting smooth flavor, much like chevre or fromage blanc. Try it added to a salad, spread on toast, or in any dish that could use some extra creaminess.

    La Casera showcases their range of cheeses here.

  2. Cheese of the Week: La Tur

    LA TUR

    • Producers: Caseificio dell’Alta Langa
    • Region: The Langhe, Piemonte, Italy
    • Milk: Pasteurized cow, goat, and sheep’s milk
    • Ripening: 8-10 days
    • Texture: Soft


    The Langhe region is an agricultural center of northern Italy, producing many famous wines and cheeses. Caseificio dell’Alta Langa’s cheese factory is set among the scenic hills and meadows, and makes classic cheese with local ingredients. The area is known for Robiola cheese (a blend of cow, goat and sheep’s milk) and La Tur continues that deep-rooted tradition. It is aged for 8-10 days, and emerges with a dense cylindrical rind and a lush, creamy center. Its sweet and buttery texture contains traces of cream and fresh grass with a subtle, mild flavor. La Tur pairs well with white wine, fresh fruit, lagers, and atop sweet walnut or raisin breads.

  3. Hatch Chiles Give Classic Cornbread a Kick

    Hatch Chiles can be added to just about any dish to add great taste with a subtle heat. One of our favorite ways to capture the flavor of Hatch Chiles is in this classic cornbread recipe. 

    Before embarking on any recipe, first read our how-to guide on roasting and prepping Hatch Chiles.


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  4. Turn Up the Heat with a Grilled Sausage, Hatch Chile & Veggie Sandwich

    How do you make a scrumptious sandwich even better? Add Hatch Chiles! This particular combination of veggies and Mollie’s Housemade Italian Sausage can be enjoyed on its own or piled onto a warm French Roll.image

    Learn how to prepare Hatch Chiles by roasting and peeling them to perfection. Then, get grilling with yet another fantastic Hatch Chile recipe.

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  5. Spice Up Baked Potatoes with Hatch Chiles

    Tired of the same boring baked potato? Add some spice with the uniquely amazing taste of Hatch Chile peppers. Creamy and zesty, these potatoes take twice baked potatoes to another level.

    For the best flavor, learn how to roast and peel Hatch Chiles. Then, read on for the recipe.


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