The Deli Dish

September 5, 2022

Introducing Deer Creek

  Deer Creek is one of our newest vendors on our counter at the Deli! Their collection of handmade artisan cheddars have an award-winning flavor and charming stories to go with them. Rather than cheesemakers or cheesemongers, Deer Creek prefers to call themselves “cheese hotrodders.” Their outside-the-box ideas and flavor blends truly put them in […]

July 6, 2022

Cheshire Cheese from Appleby’s Farmhouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The last traditional Cheshire maker in Britain It’s been nearly three decades now that we’ve been selling the Appleby family’s very fine farmhouse Cheshire cheese at the Deli. I first visited Abbey Farm at Hawkstone, where Lucy Appleby was making her now-famous raw milk traditional Cheshire, sometime in the late ’80s. […]

February 24, 2022

Westcombe Farmhouse Cheddar

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Delicious piece of clothbound English cheddar George Orwell once said that February “Is a particularly detestable month with no virtue except its shortness.” Nibbling on this cheese over the last week has helped me find a bit of culinary brightness, and made Orwell’s sadly sort of true statement (at least […]

January 1, 2021

Recipe: Swiss Potato Mac & Cheese with Caramelized Onions

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Swiss potato mac is a great winter dish from the mountains to make at your house There’s no denying that we’re into the first full-on formal weeks of winter here in Michigan. A sprinkling of snow and plenty of below-freezing temperatures. Which means it’s a good time of year to […]

January 1, 2021

Willi Lehner Cheese

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Bandaged Farmhouse Cheddar and Farmhouse Grana–A pair of exceptional, long-aged, artisan cheeses from Willi Lehner in Wisconsin If I were putting together a book of poetry about people who stayed in place and made a long term lasting difference in their communities, Willi Lehner would surely be in it. He’s been making […]