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It's been an exciting few weeks for cheese lovers. Many delicious cheeses that can be found at Heinen's have been recognized and awarded nationally. Here are three of my favorite cheeses that won awards recently.

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On a recent trip to California’s Central Coast, I couldn’t help but be struck by a new generation of winemaking where long-forgotten varietals seemed new and cutting edge again. This was most evident with classic Rhone varietals like Marsanne, Roussane and Grenache Blanc. I was simply amazed that a tradition like winemaking could seem fresh and revolutionary.

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Every health expert on the planet will tell you that fresh whole foods are the healthiest, but the latest beneficial food group isn't "fresh", it's fermented. 

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Well, the weather is finally cooperating, and with the change in season also comes a change in the food season. Light salads, grilled fish and meat, crisp Sauvignon Blanc and refreshing wheat beers. That’s what I’m looking for. In addition to that, I crave lighter, more refreshing cheeses. Translation: goat cheese.

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While corned beef and cabbage are the quintessential St. Patty’s Day fare, you don’t want to miss our selection of Irish cheeses.

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Each February, the American Heart Association (AHA) shines a spotlight on the number one killer of all Americans – heart disease. However, there are things you can do to help prevent heart disease, and sometimes even reverse existing conditions associated with heart disease.

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Located on Walton Ave. in Cleveland, Wake Robin was started by a retired doctor and his daughter who had a passion for food and a desire to create something healthy for themselves and their community. The result is a line of fermented foods that are incredibly versatile, delicious, and readily available at Heinen's.

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As a cheesemonger, I am expected to dazzle my Christmas dinner guests with some sort of hoity-toity cheese board or one crazy cheese with an even crazier accompaniment. But what I really like to do is take classic cheeses and make them communal. Here are some easy fondue recipes for your holiday get-togethers.

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A cheese course doesn’t have to be elaborate to be inviting. A single carefully chosen cheese served with its perfect accompaniment can be more alluring than a tray loaded with options. The key is figuring out when you plan on serving your cheeses and going from there. Here are my guidelines for creating a no-stress cheese board that everyone will love.

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When it’s cold and snowy outside, I want to hunker down in my kitchen and make fun things that my family will love to eat. Being Heinen’s Cheesemonger, what I prepare in the kitchen usually involves some sort of cheese. Here are a couple of my favorite appetizer recipes that you should definitely try this holiday season. They’re easy and perfect for just about any occasion!

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Fall is a time when we start to ramp up our cheese selection to get ready for the holidays. We look at some of the coolest cheeses that are being produced in the US as well as abroad. This year, we have quite a selection. Make sure you stop in and talk to the cheese specialist at your local Heinen's about what's new. In the meantime, here are just a few of my favorites.

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Just this past week I attended the 30th anniversary of the American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference in Madison, WI. Okay, so maybe it’s not technically “Paradise,” but it is quite a lively and happening little town. Especially since I had the chance to hang with people who are just like me: Cheese People.

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