Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fromage of the Day, 05.22.10: Charolais

Fromage of the Day, 05.22.10: Charolais.  Tangy, intense and direct, this goat’s milk cheese is from Burgundy.  It pairs well with sweeter white wines (yeah, I know, what doesn’t?), rose (across the spectrum), ciders, and of course a dark lagers … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.21.10: Brillat Savarin

Fromage of the Day, 05.21.10: Brillat Savarin.  Lush, extremely creamy, and slightly tangy, this French triple cream is named for the author of the Physiology of Taste and for good reason.  It pairs well with just about anything that sparkles … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.20.10: Dunsmore

Fromage of the Day, 05.20.10: Dunsmore:  Soft, gooey, and luscious, this runny bloomy rind goat is from Vermont.  It pairs well with sweeter white wines, Belgian Ambers, and gentle spring day.  If it was an Allman Bros song, it would … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.19.10: Robiola Mambaldone

Fromage of the Day, 05.19.10: Robiola Mombaldone. Oozy, dense and luscious, this incredibly delectable goat’s milk cheese is from the Piedmont. It pairs well with Pinot Grigios, Sauvignon Blancs, maybe a lighter red, ciders, and sweeter ales. If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.18.10: Blu del Moncenisio

Fromage of the Day, 05.18.10: Blu del Moncenisio. Peppery, creamy and earthy, this blue is from the Fraco-Italian border and resembles Forme D’Ambert.  It pairs well with sweeter white wines, ciders of almost all stripes, and sweeter ales.  If it … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.17.10: Montgomery’s Cheddar

Fromage of the Day, 05.17.10: Montgomery’s Cheddar.  Dense, horseradish-ey and creamy, this clothbound cheddar is made in North Cadbury England not far from Cheddar.  It pairs well with Bordeaux, whiskey, and hand drawn porters.  If it was a musician it … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.16.10: Foja di Noce

Fromage of the Day, 05.16.10:  Foja Di Noce.  Sweet, nutty, and complex, this Tuscan sheep is rubbed in walnut leaves as it ripens.  It pairs well with big Italian red wines, drier whites, and goodthoughts about the NBA Final Four. … Continue reading

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Two from Janet Fletcher

On Castica a new Bufala cheese http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/09/FDMA1D2SKU.DTL And on Landaff http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/16/FDML1D8T4M.DTL

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Fromage of the Day, 05.15.10: Pecorino Gregoriano

Fromage of the Day, 05.15.10:  Pecorino Gregoriano.  Strikingly herbacious, borderline oozy, and utterly vibrant, this raw sheep’s milk cheese is from Abruzzo in Central Italy.  It pairs well with Nebiolos and other eager to please Italian reds, sweeter white wines, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.14.10: Sappore del Piave

Fromage of the Day 05.14.10:  Sappore Del Piave.  Crumbly, sweet then salty, this hearty cow’s milk cheese hails from northern Italy.  It pairs well with fruit forward Italian red wines, slightly sweet white wines, crisp ales, and maybe just maybe … Continue reading

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