Essential Ingredients for French Cooking Checklist

Stock your pantry with a few basic ingredients to create an authentic French meal.

6 Inventive Ways to Cook With Ricotta

Six delicious ideas for this cheese, from a breakfast treat to an after-dinner dessert.

10 Cheeses You Probably Aren’t Eating (But Should Be)

Take our curd for it: It’s time to break out of the cheddar ghetto and discover these super delicious unsung stars of the cheese world.

Cheese 101 

It’s a satisfying snack and an easy appetizer. Here’s what you need to know about choosing, storing, serving, and sampling cheese.

How to Store Cheese

Follow these tips to keep fromage fresh.

Cheese Varieties, Decoded

A primer on the basic varieties, plus a few delicious examples of each type.

Nutritional Values of Cheese

Here’s what you get per ounce (about a one-inch cube) from some cheese-plate regulars.

Guide to Leftovers and Food Storage

Learn how to make food and leftovers last longer—and find out when you should toss them.

6 Creative, Delicious Ways to Use Buttermilk

Buttermilk adds body without a lot of fat, making it ideal for enriching mashed potatoes, smoothies, and dressings.

The Perfect Cheese Platter

What to buy―and how much―to create a delightful and delicious spread.