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A Cheese of One’s Own

A Cheese of One's Own

A cheeseboard can make even the most ordinary night feel celebratory. But what if you’re on your own? A giant spread isn’t always practical or affordable for a solo snacker. So, to conclude our month of cheese, we chatted with Ian Pearson, the head monger of Murray’s Cheese Bar, to find out easy cheese pairings that won’t break the bank, but still feel like a treat. Here are seven ideas for a party of one…

Seven Best Cheese Pairings: Aged cheddar and Honeycrisp apple

Aged cheddar + Honeycrisp apple. “The saltiness of an aged cheddar, along with its sharp earthy notes, makes a delicious contrast with the sweetness of a Honeycrisp,” says Ian. As if we needed another reason to be psyched for fall.

Seven Best Cheese Pairings: brie and pilsner beer

Brie + pilsner beer. Reach for this duo on nights where you want to kick back and watch reality TV. “Pilsners are light and delicate, so stay away from full-flavored cheeses that will overpower,” Ian notes. “A buttery, mushroom-y brie is a great match.”

Seven Best Cheese Pairings

Parmigiano-Reggiano + prosciutto. Introducing the Hollywood couple of cheese pairings. “It’s a classic combination for good reason,” says Ian. “It’s hard to go wrong with the buttery sweetness of prosciutto.”

Seven Best Cheese Pairings

Ricotta + tomato. Take advantage of these last weeks of tomato season with this snack. “Creamy ricotta makes a great plate fellow with a sweet heirloom tomato — the opposite characteristics balance each other out,” says Ian. Finish with a hefty pinch of sea salt.

Seven Best Cheese Pairings

Goat cheese + sauvignon blanc. “The creamy goat cheese teams nicely with a dry, crisp, tart white wine,” says Ian. “A classic baguette with a little crunch or sea salt crackers are always welcome additions, too.”

Seven Best Cheese Pairings

Burrata + arugula. “This is a fun one,” says Ian. “Burrata is hollow ball of mozzarella — kind of like a coin purse — filled with uncooked curds and cream, and it tastes delicious with arugula. When you you tear into the cheese, the cream spills out, coating the leaves like a dressing.” Sprinkle with flaky salt and fresh ground pepper. Voila, the best two-ingredient salad you’ve ever had.

Seven Best Cheese Pairings

Blue cheese + honey. If you don’t want to shop for pairings, look no farther than your pantry. “You can always just reach for honey,” explains Ian. “It successfully compliments every single cheese, but it’s especially lovely with blue.”

Thoughts? Any pairings you would recommend? Thank you so much, Ian and Murray’s.

P.S. More cheese recipes, and what it’s like to be a cheesemonger. Also, cheese makes you high!

(Photos by Yossy Arefi for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Heidi Lea says...

    Oh, I love this. As a solo lady who has been known to have cheese for dinner when I cannot be assed. It can feel so indulgent to go to a cheese counter and get something just for you, but I love it. xxx

  2. Lillian-Marie Vides says...

    A good sharp (preferably white) cheddar on a slice of granny smith apple topped with raw honeycomb. I could eat only that for the rest of my life.

  3. Marisa says...

    Some grocery stores like Whole Foods and Lassens with large cheese selections will have a basket with small pieces of cheeses leftover from cutting the larger pieces or doing samples. you get to try all the options without breaking the bank or having it go bad before you can eat it all yourself!

  4. Nothing like aged cheese. All up for Cheese Week.

  5. hanasp says...

    We have three kids 7 and under. When I can come up with no good dinner ideas, I buy french bread, manchego cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, boursin cheese, proscuitto, grapes, and gala apples. I will sometimes throw a salad together if I can. It is literally the quickest dinner, and they are totally into the deconstructed way to eat it. So yes, it’s a charcuterie dish, simplified:)

  6. We love cheese boards on vacations for happy hour. It is just so easy especially if there are kids around because they nibble and conversations start and you can decide whether or not you have stuffed yourselves enough, make dinner, or delegate someone to make late dinner reservations.

  7. Mouse says...

    Rhubarb chutney with creamy goat cheese!
    We had a full tree of peaches this year in Maine (wild!) and I canned myself silly. One thing was peach mostarda which is also divine with cheese.

  8. Andrea says...

    I love your blog more than anything, but these cheese posts make me so very sad that I’m lactose intolerant.

    • sadie says...

      aged cheeses have no lactose because it breaks down in the aging process! check it out

  9. Emma says...

    Cheesemonger here! Chocolate cookies and firm but creamy cheeses (my go-to is called tomme brebis-chevre) are heaven. Other dreamy duos: dark chocolate and blues, onion jam and comte, and pepper jelly with basque sheep’s milk cheeses. Try something that sounds weird! And thankfully, even if you’re splurging a bit on cheese or accouterments, a two-item cheeseboard is pretty much always going to be affordable.

  10. Lauren says...

    This post is everything- love this!

  11. My very favorite cheese of all time is St. Andre, a triple cream brie. I’ve heard it described as “the Marilyn Monroe of cheeses, what it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in sheer voluptuousness”

  12. Katherine says...

    My 90 y/o grandfather runs our family’s apple orchard and has a “signature” cheese board for his daily cocktail hour, which begins promptly at 5pm. There are 4 ingredients: Apple slices, Triscuits, onions and the sharpest cheddar cheese he can get his hands on. He starts prepping for cocktail hour at 4pm by taking the sharp cheddar out of the fridge. He insists that cheddar is at its most delicious and should only be enjoyed at room temperature. As a kid (and an early cheese-a-holic), the hour from 4-5pm waiting for the cheese to reach the “perfect temperature” used to be pure torture! While I’ve grown to adore more “exotic” cheeses than cheddar, to me this is still the perfect combination. Bonus points if you can enjoy it by the lake with a drink in hand!

    (PS – he also has “ice-cream time” after dinner every night, which is exactly one scoop of vanilla! Talk about living your best life. He is the healthiest and fittest person I know and still goes to work every day!)

    • Stacy says...

      I love this so much!!

    • this made me smile! 100% living his best life!

    • Dee says...

      Please let this make the Friday roundup. Real wisdom here. And if it does I think your grandfather needs a name check!

    • rachael says...

      Lovely, but dying to know what cocktail he pairs with his board? And totally agree with letting the cheese get to room temp. :)

    • This is so great! I love your grandfather’s ritualized decadence:)

    • Steph says...

      What cocktail does he love most?
      This man has life figured out! I need to adopt his rituals and start living my best life too, dang!!

    • Lisa says...

      This is the best. I just copy pasted the comment and sent to my husband. Cocktail hour and ice-cream time. Yes.

    • Jane says...

      This is wonderful and makes me happy!

    • SALLY DALWOOD says...

      Katherine,
      I am smiling so much reading this – my nana and pop used to sit down at five each evening with a sherry, cheddar, jatz crackers, kabana and sweet gherkin. It comes from the 1950s when my superwoman Nana was having “dizzy spells” probably because she had young kids, was a full time volunteer in her community and was hostess with the mostess for my grandfather’s work. Anyway, her kindly GP said that each evening they were to have a spell, and sit with their sherry and cheese and just be. I have the fondest memories of 5pm sherry time as a child. I’d have a nip of flat lemonade in my sherry glass.
      My husband and I have since instigated this at least once a week – replicating the cheese, crackers, gherkin and kabana. We are lucky to have french freighted cheese, unlike the cheddar that would have been available in rural Australia in the 1950s. Its a lovely ritual.

  13. Turtle says...

    Such a lovely list! Here’s another week’s worth of favorite pairings:
    1. Grilled cheese- Sourdough, Tallegio, halved seedless red grapes, chopped rosemary, assembled and grilled in butter til crunchy and golden
    2. Murray’s Greensward warmed through in the oven, then scooped out with tiny roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts- this is sooo delicious on a crisp fall evening
    3. Ploughman’s featuring TJ’s Coastal cheddar, Branston pickle, sourdough or baguette, pickled onions, rocket, Maille mustard, TJ’s smoked trout and a pint. This is a lazy supper go-to!
    4. Strawberries sliced from tip almost to stem, opened and filled with goat cheese- look like the “Feed Me!” plant from Little Shop of Horrors- taste delicious for breakfast
    5. Goat cheese drizzled with honey and a good grind of black pepper served on TJ’s parchment crackers
    6. Norwegian Breakfast Sandwich- Smoked salmon (lightly grilled til just crisped at edges- sort of bacony!), mayo, Maille mustard, rocket, TJ’s coastal cheddar, thin sliced red onion, a fried egg, sprinkle of capers all piled on a couple of slices of toasted sourdough or bagel
    7. Dates, sliced almost through, then stuffed with Rogue Smoky Blue and a walnut half. Such a satisfying treat!

    These always leave me feeling a bit happier and well-fed. Cheese is such an amazingly delicious and versatile food. Thanks for making me think about all the ways it finds its way to my mouth!

  14. Cooper says...

    Yum!!! Cheese + crackers is my go-to solo meal :) Can’t wait to try some of these!

  15. Laura C. says...

    Any soft cheese + grapes. Here we have a say, it translates as “Grapes with cheese taste like a kiss”. Nice!

  16. Reading this had me drooling… As I sit down with my scrambled eggs and toasted bagel for breakfast, I’m fantasizing about creamy goats cheese with apricot preserves and a crusty baguette. And a glass of red wine. Alone. No kids. No husband. Just me and the cheese and Netflix!

  17. Nice post ! I would add goat cheese + figs (fruit or jam), blue cheese + pear + nuts, whipped mascarpone + strawberries… Bon appétit !

  18. Oh cheese, you beauty! Last month we visited a restaurant in Mallorca and they served us roasted red peppers with Mahón cheese and grapes. The combination was amazing! Who would have thought! And I’m super curious about Stilton cheese with dark chocolate. It’s one of the desserts at Geist, our favourite restaurant in Copenhagen, and I’m always tempted but I’ve never ordered it!
    xx,
    E.

    • Rachel H says...

      oh my goodness! I leave for my honeymoon in Mallorca in a month! I would love the name of this restaurant and any other tips you might have :)

  19. Karen says...

    I don’t know if you can find it in the USA, but if you can, change your life and eat “tete de moine” with sliced green pears and dried abricots- no bread needed! The “tete de moine” is a Swiss speciality and you don’t cut it with a knife, but make little rosettes with a contraption called girolle. Of course you can also only buy the finished rosettes. Look it up and try it if you can. I could eat those salty, tangy thin rosettes all day long and the flower shape makes this cheese really attractive on a cheese board. It was the first cheese my little niece tried as the shape fascinated her. Ok, now I’m hungry. One more hour to go until lunch.

  20. Mhh cheese! I personally love cheddar with pickle (it’s an English thing that I learned to love when I first moved to the island). But I also like a cheese with cranberries or something else in it. That just gives it that little extra bit of “special”.

  21. emilia says...

    Feta cheese with grapes or feta cheese with watermelon or melon and a glass of wine in Greece during the lazy summer days.

  22. Hannah says...

    Can only recommend goat cheese + figs <3 and, of course, Burrata + cherry tomatoes (which I had as an office lunch yesterday, sprinkled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar + salt and pepper). So yummy!

  23. Steph says...

    Does the master cheese mongor know of a miracle lactose pill that will let me eat all of these cheeses without regret? My mouth is seriously watering!!

  24. Amy says...

    What a great post!! That cheese spreader knife is gorgeous btw- where is it from??

  25. patrisha z says...

    thank you for this post! love it and so looking forward to trying some of these. especially the heirloom tomato and ricotta. yum!

  26. Cazmina says...

    I love this post! When I’m home alone on a Friday night I love to make a little plate a wedge of brie or camembert, spanish jamon, olives, crackers, crisps, and a glass of wine.
    Re honey + cheese, one of my favourite tapas I’ve ever tried was goats cheese baked with honey and rosemary (scoop out the gooey goodness with a crusty baguette.) *drool*

  27. A cheese plate and glass of bubbles is my favorite way to treat myself on a Friday night. Thanks for these wonderful suggestions!

  28. LIVE for a Honeycrisp apple, manchego cheese, and roasted almonds.

  29. Heather says...

    I put my tomatoes on a pizza with ricotta. There weren’t any leftovers!

  30. Shannon says...

    If I have the house to myself one night, I’ll treat myself to triple cream brie or camembert, an apple (or peach if they’re in season!), and bread or crackers – my comfort meal!

    One way to save money on cheese is to buy it at Trader Joe’s — they have an impressive selection for SO much cheaper than even grocery stores, let alone cheese shops. It’s the only place I’ll go if I’m making a cheese board for a group. I also always go by the fancy cheese section in the market to see if anything is on sale — if it is, I find that most cheeses last well beyond their “sell by” date, and it can come in handy for a quick snack or as a starting point for a dinner idea.

    • Yes to Trader Joe’s cheese. Their “Unexpected Cheddar” tastes like something that costs a lot more $3.99!

  31. Aida says...

    Manchego and raisins
    (Uvas y queso saben a beso)

  32. Gabrielle says...

    Goodbye, month of cheese – you will be missed dearly.

    Cheese tip: if you haven’t had Trader Joe’s cheddar cheese with caramelized onions, add it to your next shopping list. It’s thisclose to heaven with a crisp apple.

  33. Stefanie says...

    Oven-baked brie with toasted almonds or Mont d’Or (also from the oven) is a winner.

  34. Emily says...

    Yum!! Apples and cheddar cheese is one of my go-to fall snacks. To add another one that my boyfriend just introduced me to: warm, roasted beets are amazing with herb goat cheese!

    • Rachel says...

      I had a farro grain bowl with roasted beets & goat cheese along with spiced pecans & kale/arugula salad. Delicious! I added smoked salmon as well. I agree, it’s a delicious pairing!

  35. Carole says...

    Oh this post makes me drool!! I am boomarking this to remember all these amazing combo’s! Oh cheese… I love you!

  36. jilly says...

    For all the vegans or dairy averse out there, alternative cheeses are improving rapidly and it’s not too difficult to find artisanal alternatives esp. if you google. Some are horrible, no doubt but I’ve had some pretty good ones that do the trick for an evening in with wine and crackers, definitely. It’s always good to include one vegan option on a regular cheese board too – lots of people are dairy intolerant and no where is that less welcome than at a party : D

  37. Jen says...

    Is there some kind of technique to enjoying blue cheese? I just can’t no matter how many times I try.

    • jilly says...

      It’s ok to not like something! But if you’re determined, then it is said that tasting something 10 times acclimates your palate and you’re more likely to enjoy it, at least a bit, from then on…

    • Jen, try cambozola! It’s a blend of brie and gorgonzola and it’s milder than straight up blue cheese, but still has that signature salty funk. Try that and a little fig jam on a crostini and you’ll never look back.

    • Emma says...

      Def try it sweet stuff! I second the recommendation for cambozola, and there’s a little wheel called rocbleu that is even milder but also less creamy. But with a drizzle of honey, some dried figs, chocolate, or dessert wine (port+stilton, yo), blues turn into a whole nother animal. Much more approachable.

  38. june2 says...

    Wondering what is that last blue cheese, specifically? I’ve never seen one so melted and luscious looking and frankly, I need to know. thank you@

  39. Holly says...

    This post brings me back to the first “cheese pairing” that turned me on to good old cheese and crackers as a kid in the ’80s. My dad would whip up a plate of “hors d’oeuvres” for my sister and me – American cheese melted on top of Nutty Wheat Thins (which were a delicacy and have been discontinued ?). Such a fun memory! And a delicious snack that is still heavy in my rotation. ?

  40. Emma says...

    My husband worked in the produce section of a grocery story during our undergrad years. One night he brought home a honey crisp they couldn’t sell. I never had one up until that point, and now I can never go back!

  41. Sarah says...

    My favorite cheese pairing is goat cheese with dried apricots. Add crusty warm baguette and a glass of rose, and I’m in heaven. I’m also all about the caprese salad, especially since my basil plant has been a champ this summer!

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Sarah, I’m dying a little bit at my desk. Yum.

  42. Amanda G says...

    I first considered the cheddar = apple pairing when I started dating my fiancee around nine years ago. I had baked an apple pie, and the first thing he did after cutting his slice was cover it in a huge slice of cheddar cheese! Ever since then I’ve always been torn…cheddar or ice cream? Ice cream or cheddar? P.S. I tried both together…don’t recommend it ;)

    • Amanda G says...

      Oops should be cheddar + apple…you get the drift!

  43. Ashley Horowitz says...

    You could also make your own ricotta, which is SO easy and fun!

  44. Megan says...

    Best burrata description ever… it’s so damn good and I want some NOW. Too bad I live in a tiny town with no burrata to be found, ever.

  45. JP says...

    My single dinners are often look like a couple of cheeses, some good crackers or bread, whatever veggies and fruit I have on hand, any spreads I have (hummus, pesto, etc), maybe some chocolate or honey. If you call it a cheese board it makes it feel more legitimate than what it really is – an adult lunchable!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha

  46. Living in France, cheese is GOD, so we practice the art of the cheese plate almost everyday! My favorite is mixing goat cheese with honey (OMG YES) and spreading it over a cracker topped with fresh strawberry or blackberry. It’s absolute heaven!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that sounds so good! it’s like a cheesecake :)

    • Anon says...

      haha “Cheese is GOD” I should get that on a t-shirt :D

    • Becca Lynn says...

      @anon – i 100% would wear that t-shirt

  47. CC says...

    I love brie and cranberries together.

    I also love Chaussee aux Moines with sliced apples on a baguette – a heavenly combination. It’s what I miss most about France :'(

  48. Katie M. says...

    Thanks so much for including food pairings, as well as alcohol pairings! Also, my grocery store sells small portions of fancy cheeses, and most are under $4. It’s a lot easier to feel alright about polishing off a whole wedge of brie when it wasn’t that big to begin with :)

    • Meghan says...

      Yes!!! There is a cheese shop in the town where I work which does $10 grab bags of teeny tiny pieces of beautiful cheeses. Paired with crackers, fruit, and a bottle or two of sale wine = the best nights with my best girlfriends.

    • june2 says...

      which reminds me of making a cheese ball or spread out of all the old cheese ends rolling around the bottom drawer of your fridge : ) A plate of good crackers and you’re set.

  49. Ossau Iraty (sheep milk cheese) and black cherry jam – OMG! This is popular here in France… and also fresh goat cheese with melon and pesto on top… the triple flavors are amazing! But is that already considered a salad?! Haha I don’t care I love it!

    • Karinny says...

      Oh my! That sounds great!!!

  50. Any cheese plate can be a cheese-plate-for-one if you believe in yourself.

    • Anne says...

      hahahah! this is the truth!

    • Sonja says...

      This totally made my Wednesday!

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Hahahaha

    • Trisha says...

      haha love this. think it should be made into a patch, bumper sticker, magnet! ooh or maybe just a sign for my kitchen!

    • Lisa says...

      So true! Hahahaha

    • Kate says...

      THE.best!

    • Auste says...

      My husband hates cheese. (I know! Gasp! The horror! It was almost a deal breaker. Luckily he has other redeeming qualities.) So all cheese plates around here and cheese plates for one. And I think it’s about time to believe in myself with a hunk of manchego and a glass of wine:)

  51. YES on the cheddar and apple! We’re having company tonight and I’m totally going to add apple slices to the cheese board now. Another favorite of mine is ricotta with honey.

  52. Heidi says...

    My favorite is manchego and apple slices! Trader Joes sells this little Spanish Tapas cheese package for $3.99. It has manchego and two other similar cheeses, all cut up in perfect triangles for you. Buy that and a Pink Lady or Honeycrisp apple and you’re good to go. Slice the apple thin and eat them together. The BEST.

  53. Trisha says...

    just over here trying to figure out how to put this in a handy reference form :-) love it! I’ll really miss the month of cheese!

    • Alexandra says...

      I need the lovely Mari Andrew to illustrate this! I would definitely print and frame that for my kitchen.

    • Trisha says...

      yes! Mari to the rescue!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha yes!

  54. SK says...

    My husband is going to be out of town for a bachelor party this weekend and it is unreal how excited I am to catch up on Bravo and now make a cheese board for one!

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      That is actually my fantasy. xoxox

    • OMG…. That is the weekend of DREAMS.

      Thank you so much for the idea!
      Having a partner who’s allergic to cheese makes cheese moments all that more savory~

  55. Lauren says...

    As a Trader Joe’s lover, such as yourself– I am obsessed with Trader Joe’s Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah paired with either a crisp pear or the Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisp Crackers. That cheese is to die for!!!

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Ahhh, that sounds amazing, Lauren. Thank you!

    • Landra says...

      Yes! TJ’s Toscano Syrah is the MVP of cheeses. It’s the BEST EVER.

  56. K says...

    I was just in Wisconsin and ate all of the cheese. OMG so good

    Have you heard about the Cosmic Crisp apple? http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/05/03/525421226/washington-apple-growers-sink-their-teeth-into-the-new-cosmic-crisp The article about how it came to be is fascinating and it may just give Honeycrisp a run for it’s money. (You should also google why Honeycrisp apples are so expensive. The history is so interesting!) – Regardless, I’m sure both pair well with cheddar. :)

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Oh my goodness, K! That is fascinating.

  57. Tora says...

    A strong Roquefort or other blue cheese with a barley wine (strong sweet beer brewed similar to a porter but with light malts). Our favorite on a chilly fall evening. Our goal for this coming winter is to brew our own to drink on cheese nights. When we became parent we started brewing as we were no longer able to go out for a beer when we wanted.

    • Dee says...

      Haha. This is the best reason for home brew I have ever heard!

  58. Lily says...

    My husband and I lived in the east village years ago and we would walk crosstown to Murrays as a date night. We would get three cheeses and eat on their picnic bench outside the store or walk to a park. I love that place! Thanks for the memory.

  59. Sarah says...

    FUN idea! i want #1 and #2 right about now.

  60. Lauren Wessler says...

    I love Murray’s Cheese Shop, and I’ll be saving this story in my favorites for all of time.

  61. cheese, glorious cheese! One of my favorite little pleasure is brie + blueberries on toast. And if it’s past 5pm (JK, more like 12pm) + any wine.

  62. Andrea says...

    I love the idea of treating myself just because. Living alone it’s hard to justify fancy food *just* for me, but it’s something I’m working on. For other live-aloners (or anyone, really), this short list of meal ideas saved me during a bout with depression last winter when it felt too exhausting to even get off the couch to pee: https://www.recoverywarriors.com/overcoming-eating-challenges-depression/

    • brianna says...

      I think it’s even more important to treat yourself when you live alone/are single/whatever your solo circumstances might be. I live with my brother, but he works a lot of evening shifts, which means I’m on my own for dinner most nights. Sometimes fancy cheese and prosciutto/salami and crackers is just the ticket.

    • Kerri says...

      I love this post. And thanks for the link! I went through a bout of depression myself and totally can vouch for the importance of food when you’re dealing with this.
      As a side note, I know depression has been touched on this blog before (specifically related to weaning, motherhood) but it would be interesting to do a post on depression in general, and profile a variety of women who have dealt with it and how they have coped.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i LOVE that idea, kerri. so important to talk openly about mental health and illness. xoxo

    • Lara says...

      Seconding a request for more on dealing with stupid depression! Would be happy to talk about my experiences. :)

      P.S. Truly love that this came up in a post about cheese! What a lovely community.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i agree, lara xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo

    • Andrea says...

      Yes! Also eating disorders and the diverse range of ages, genders, body-types (us fat folks) and races they affect. My depression and ED definitely play off of each other, making feeding myself well extra challenging sometimes. Eating Disorder Awareness Week is usually in February, if you’d like to plan ahead :)

    • Amy P says...

      Thanks for the link! It’s true – when life is beating me, breakfast at any meal is the simplest and least offensive food. We’ve been eating a ton of plain yogurt + granola + fruit here. The kids are happy with it and it’s taking stress off of me, so I’m rolling with it.

    • Kerri says...

      Awesome Joanna! Not to be glib, but a “depression around the world” series would be interesting too. Or at least a cross-section of different women across different cultures.

      Love this community, love your site:)

    • I have anxiety so I find that treating myself is part of my self care. Sometimes its buying something I can’t really justify, other times its sitting in a café with a book for an hour or its enjoying a sweet treat.
      It would be great if you could do a post (or a series of posts) on mental illness and mental health. Covering a wide range of illnesses and women of a variety of ages.
      I’ve written 5 articles for The Mighty regarding anxiety https://themighty.com/author/erin-fischer/

  63. Anne says...

    Mmmm I’m in a parmigiano and prosciutto mood!

  64. Anon says...

    Ahhhh what gorgeous shots! How I wish i could just sample a piece of that aged cheddar or Parmigiano-Reggiano through my screen :)

  65. All of these look amazing! I have a friend who often turns up at a dinner party / evening in with a delicious cheese+accompaniment instead of a bottle of wine, always such a treat.

    • Emily says...

      What a genius idea! I am in love with the burrata bruschetta from a restaurant by my office. It’s burrata, roasted tomatoes and pesto all on a layer of arrugula. I often don’t even eat the bread, just cut up everything and eat it as a salad. I’m totally bringing burrata and pesto to my next dinner party!

  66. Rachel says...

    YUM. I also love that you have seven options, and (coincidence?) there are seven days in a week! I guess we’ll just have to eat one cheese pairing a day, and cycle back through next week!

    I’m a big fan of cheddar and apples, but I love some of your other suggestions – new to me!

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Really laughing at seven days of cheese, Rachel! Thanks for your kind comment. xo

    • Hope says...

      I am fully here for the seven days of cheese. I loved cheese month!