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Behold the Parmesan Rind! Your Secret Weapon

We know you love Parmigiano Reggiano, perhaps the grandest cheese in the world. But what do you do with that rind–and the rind of Grana Padano, and other grating cheeses? They are pretty useless as-is, but we beg you not to toss ‘em. Rinds are unami-bombs, imbuers of intoxicating savor. Most any braise, sauce, soup, […]

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Cheese of the Week: Stinking Bishop

You smell it coming. Open it up, and the whole room will notice. Britain’s smelliest, ballsiest cheese is our cheesemonger’s pick of the week. Pick up a stinkin’ slice at your Fairway cheese counter. Stink it does, sort of like a rugby changing room. But its bark is bigger than its bite. The remarkable smell […]

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Watch Us Make Fairway Market Mozzarella, The Stuff of Legend

You haven’t truly tasted mozzarella until you’ve eaten it fresh out of the cheesemakers hands, minutes old. I knew I had the best job ever when still-warm mozzarella appeared before me. The flavor: unfathomably fresh and milky-sweet. The texture: light, ethereal, melt-in-my-mouth. Mozz is mozz until you’ve tried the really, really good stuff. And here, good means fresh. […]

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Cheese of the Week: Cashel Blue for St. Patty’s Day

I say Cash’l; some say Cash-ELL. I also say Cashel Blue is as good as the best Gorgonzola of my life, and Gorgonzola is one of my FIVE FAVORITE CHEESES EVER. Cashel is A MUST-NOT MISS! You might not think of blue cheeses and Ireland as an obvious pair…but this lovely blue has that rustic, […]

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National Cheese Lovers Day & Steve’s Cheese Plate Picks

More cheese, please? Fairway Market has you very, very covered. Every day is a cheese celebration at Fairway, where we proudly exalt cheese as one of the world’s most magnificent foodstuffs, and offer you a breathtaking array of the finest (approximately) 600 cheeses from a dozen countries and counting. But National Cheese Lovers Day, which is Sunday, January […]

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NEW Beautiful Wooden Boards, Accessories from Oregon at Fairway

A piece of good cheese deserves a lovely cheese board. For many years, we’ve devoted our lives to finding you the most delicious, cool, wonderful foods from the far reaches of the world. Now we proudly introduce pate boards, cutting boards, and more on which to display your Fairway Market bounty; as well as lovely […]

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Steve’s Top 5 Favorite Cheeses of All Time

We sell somewhere around 600 cheeses at Fairway Market, many of which we were the first to discover and bring to you, many of which are giantly, absurdly delicious. “Which is your favorite?” Customers asked me nearly every day when I worked behind Fairway’s cheese counter. “That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child.” […]

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Boooo! Celebrate Halloween with Scary Cheese

Happy Halloween! It’s time for ghosts and goblins and other scary things. Cheese doesn’t have to be one of them. These are cheeses with big flavor and a sizable stink factor. But most importantly, they’re unarguably, whoppingly delicious. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Promise. PS These are all available from our stars behind our […]

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On The Beauty of Cheese

There really is no other foodstuff as perfect as cheese, neither fruits nor vegetables, meat nor seafood, beans nor grains, breads nor pastries.  Not one of these food groups comes close to cheese’s perfection in terms of its intensity and nuance of flavor and fragrance, its remarkable gamut of textures, its ambassadorial regional specificity.  I […]

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Fairway Market: One of the Wonders of the World

We stumbled across this great video by Chef Todd Mohr. He’s travelled to wonderful local markets from Kawaii to Paris. Now here he is at our 74th Street store, to behold the splendor of our fruits and veggies, cheeses, meats, deli & appetizing counter, our bakery wafting heavenly baking-right-now-baguette-aromas and all the rest.

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