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A Cheese Snack Salad

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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

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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Tags: Cheese, Lunch, Back to School, Weeknight Cooking, Not Sad Desk Lunch, Everyday Cooking