While in New Orleans for the Super Bowl, Stop at St. James Cheese Shop

If you will be in New Orleans for the Super Bowl, be sure to check out St. James Cheese Shop. The shop is located at 5004 Prytania Street.

The shop offers a wide variety of cheeses as well as offering sandwiches and other menu items to go. Before opening St. James Cheese Shop in New Orleans, the owners, Richard and Danielle Sutton, worked at a renowned cheese shop in London’s St. James neighborhood.

Cheese lovers will discover a variety of cheeses from around the world. In addition to cheeses from several states, cheese is also available from Germany, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

Check  out the St. James Cheese Shop website.

Note: I have not been there but it sounds wonderful for cheese lovers.

Cheers, Kathy


Pineapple Dessert with Ice Cream and Balsamic Vinegar

Baked Pineapple with Ice Cream

Serving 4 people

Photo by Acetaia di Giorgi


1 medium size and ripe pineapple
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons orange liqueur
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Extra Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Cut the pineapple lengthwise in 4 parts, removing the rind and the
  2. Then put the four quarters on a buttered oven pan and powder
    them with the 4 spoons of sugar.
  3. Sprinkle some orange liqueur and add
    some butter flakes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C and bake for about 10
    minutes, then let it cool.
  5. Put every pineapple quarter on a dessert dish
    and put on every quarter a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  6. Then pour some Extra Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar or Cherry Traditional Balsamic Vinegar on the dessert.

Recipe and photo provided by Acetaia di Giorgio, Modena, Italy

7 New Year’s Cheese Resolutions

Considering this is only the 4th day of 2013, there is still time to create a list of resolutions for the New Year. Below is a list of several cheese related suggestions to add to your 2013 resolutions. Enjoy!

1. Tour a local artisan creamery. Not all creameries are the same; check before you go to make certain the creamery produces cheese and that they offer tours.

2. Discover different artisanal cheeses. Each month try a different type.

3. Keep a cheese journal. As you try different types of cheese, keep notes including how you used the cheese, where the cheese was made and where you purchased it.

4. Make feta cheese at home using milk that is pasteurized at the minimum FDA requirements. (Most milk is pasteurized at much higher temperatures.)

5. Attend at least one cheese festival. Frequently cheese vendors will also be available at wine and food festivals.

6. Support your local farmer’s market by finding one that has locally made cheese.

7. Check cheese making websites for recipes to add to your personal cookbook.