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A Little Book of Cheese at Melissa’s Produce

Cheese? Yes, please! When I got an invite to attend a celebration of Chef Debbi Dubbs cookbook, A Little Book of Cheese, I immediately said, “Yes!”

Melissa's Produce Baby Heirloom Tomatoes

When I arrived at Melissa’s Produce, the kitchen smelled amazing. There were multiple dishes featuring cheese, and I quickly learned that the aromatic dish was the minestrone soup. I enjoyed a quick meet and greet with Chef Debbi. She signed a cookbook for me to bring home to my daughter, and also gave me a copy of her second cookbook.

Next, it was time to taste some of her recipes.

Lunch at Melissa’s Produce

Chef Debbi Dubbs Italian Chopped Salad

I started by trying her apple pecan salad with goat cheese. Then, I had a taste of the Italian chopped salad. Both of the salads were amazing, but I found myself going back for seconds of the Italian chopped salad.

Fresh Salads at Melissa's Produce

When it came to the main dishes, it was the chicken parmigiana that I could not resist eating every last bite. I am normally not a big fan of this dish, but her recipe was amazing. Amazing enough that I look forward to making it for my family later this week.

Chef Debbi Dubbs Minestrone Soup

Clearly, the highlight of the meal was the fondue palmiers. I felt like I had died and went to cheese heaven with every bite of this delicious dish. I recommend purchasing the cookbook just to get your hands on this recipe.

Chef Debbi Dubbs Fondue Palmiers

Follow lunch, we enjoyed a tutorial where she taught us how to create a perfect charcuterie board. You can learn more by watching the Facebook Live on the Melissa’s Produce Facebook page.

Cheese platter at Melissa's Produce

About Chef Debbi Dubbs

A Little Book of Cheese

Debbi began with a restaurant background and went on to owning two catering companies, private chef services, managing an upscale gourmet deli for Spaghettini Restaurant to working as a corporate chef for Melissa’s produce.

Debbi has taught cooking classes for Williams Sonoma, Bristol Farms, Sur la Table, Smith and Hawken and Bloomingdale’s and she now teaches for Temecula Olive Oil Co. in Seal Beach and provides product demonstrations for Scanpan and Global knives. Debbi also provided recipe development for Spaghettini’s Chef Victor, and their new book, From Our Family to Yours.

Melissa's Produce Mini Cucumbers

Debbi hosts a yearly trip to Cambria and Paso Robles to visit with wine makers, farmers, olive oil farms and more. She teaches organic vegetable gardening and manages her 24 x 24 ft. raised bed garden.

Chef Debbi’s Cookbooks

Chef Debbi’s previous book, ‘What’s In Your Pantry’ is an easy to follow guide that she created for her cooking class clients on how to keep your pantry stocked with basic ingredients. Today Debbi offers a follow-up guide on how to buy and store cheese, how to make cheese at home, basic cheese tasting techniques, how to create seasonal cheese and charcuterie boards and best of all how to cook with cheese.

A little Book of Cheese is about all her cheese-y experiences and her love of all kinds of cheese. Come taste with us! You can find Chef Debbi online.

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