Welcome to the How-To series, a periodic segment of photo essays that highlights the dishes and drinks that area restaurants do well, who makes them, and how they do it. This week, owner Susan Phipps and cheese monger Jenifer Bound of Cheese Culture show us their first attempt at making cakes out of cheese.
In her research, Phipps has found two types of cakes: the traditional-looking cakes with flowers, fruit, and bright colors; and the more rustic cakes, with gnarly rinds, and the use of moss, wood, and grape leaves. "This type of cake reinforces that the cheese itself is organic. And like the décor," she says, "it shows how nature itself is beautiful."
Phipps and Bound chose soft cheese for the festival cakes. "Because we are in the street serving, I wanted this first cake to be as easy as possible." She went with four cheeses: Champs Elysses and Belletoile Brie as well as an Explorateur and the St. Andre triple cream cheeses.
Bound adds flowers, greenery, and moss from Ann's Florist on Las Olas.
Quite lovely for a first attempt.
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