Everyday Cooking

A Cheese Snack Salad

October 15, 2013

As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, in partnership with Earthbound Farm, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.

Today: Food52's managing editor Brette Warshaw cleans out her cheese drawer -- and makes lunch.

Cheese snack salad from Food52

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The time has come. Today, you are cleaning out your cheese drawer.

You are going digging through the nobby ends of cheeses past, and you are pulling them out of your fridge. (You are breaking into new cheese too, because you deserve it.) And instead of simply nibbling at them, or throwing them out, or shoving them deep back into your drawer, you are putting them on a fancy wooden board and getting out some crisp, peppery greens. And you will eat your cheese snacks in your salad, on your salad, or with your salad, and you will feel civilized and productive. Your cheese-ends deserve a noble home, and you deserve a noble lunch.


We're partnering with Earthbound Farm to bring you always fresh, never sad lunch ideas. Because dinner shouldn't be the only time that you put care into what you're eating.

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

I'm a reader, eater, culinary thrill-seeker, and food nerd.

1 Comment

Pegeen October 15, 2013
The only thing missing is a little saucisson. :-) I keep forgetting to use up the cheese rinds in broth or soup, but fortunately a lot of the recipes here remind me to do that.