About Chester Hastings

Chester Hastings

Chester Hastings is a chef, cheesemonger, and writer who works at the celebrated Joan’s on Third, a marketplace and café in Los Angeles. The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen is his first book.@chesterhastings

Two plates with burrata topped with asparagus, pine nuts, raisins, and prosciutto.

Burrata Cheese with Asparagus

A ridiculously rich, unthinkably creamy kin to mozzarella, burrata brings understated bling to every little thing. Prepare to swoon.

Diamond red chili and Cheddar crackers in a wooden bowl; a glass a wine and hunk of cheese

Red Chili and Cheddar Crackers

These can’t-stop-eating-them crackers boast actual aged Cheddar cheesiness. Stain-your-fingers faux Cheez-It-ness just can’t compete.