About Me & This Blog

Hi!  My name is Jess.   I was born in Maryland, went to college in Delaware, and currently live in Charlotte, NC by way of Philly, DC, and Charlottesville, VA.  I've been really fortunate to have had a ton of great adventures and experiences.

One thing that has always been central in my life has been – Cheese.   Growing up I was a very picky eater.  As an adult one of the ways I learned to taste new foods was to prepare it with some kind of cheese. If I liked it with cheese, I would maybe consider eating it the regular way.  So naturally when I started to learn how to cook every meal had cheese as one of its ingredients!   When I met my husband I was very impressed with his ability to cook.  It was because of him that I really started cooking a lot.  Now one of our favorite things to do together is to turn on some music and cook up all sorts of things :)

I guess initially the idea of Cheese Please was born while honeymooning…  I wanted to document all the new recipes I was going to try as a newlywed.  Now this blog is a way for me to share all the foods I find delicious and interesting!

Fun Facts

-Overall, I eat healthy with the occasional splurge.  I think that’s the key to life
-I enjoy cooking with seasonal ingredients
-I’m a messy cook  
-Chopping vegetables calms me 
-I always use fresh herbs
-My favorite cheese is a sharp white cheddar... so good!
-My other major obsession is goat cheese
-"Eat Well, Travel Often" is how I want to live my life
-I read menus when I am bored 
-I also have a really bad habit of reading recipes right before bed and then I dream about food :)

Thanks for reading my blog! If you have any questions, recipes you want to share, or just wanna chat, feel free to shoot me an email!  cheesepleasebyjess@gmail.com.


  1. Cute blog! I always get excited when I hear about other couples who cook together. Oh and goat cheese is definitely my favorite :)

  2. Awww, thanks for reading!! We are a really good team in the kitchen, prep for dinner parties are actually fun :)

    1. I very much enjoyed your comments. I only wish my wife of 16 years would enjoy cooking. I do all of the meals in our Virginia family. Maybe I can interest her in checking out your blog!

  3. Great recipes!! I was searching the internet for some great, healthy lunch ideas. Thank you!!!