Monthly Archives: June 2010

Fromage of of the Day, 06.20.10: Rogue River Blue

Fromage of the Day, 06.20.10: Rogue River Blue. Big, sweet and intense, this leaf wrapped blue comes from Oregon. It pairs with sweeter white wines, dessert wines, commercial ciders (Scrumpy, Doc’s and the like), stouts and porters. If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.19.10: Tumalo Tomme

Fromage of the Day, 06.19.10:  Tumalo Tomme.  Subtle, herbal and smooth, this firm goat’s milk cheese hails from Oregon.  It pairs well with a Kolsch, Pilsner or a well balanced white wine.  If it was a Sade recording it’s Lover’s … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.18.10: St. Nectaire

Fromage of the Day, 06.18.10:  St. Nectaire.  Grassy, earthy and complex, this French cow’s milk classic is made in the northern reaches of the Auvergne.  It pairs well with a good Muller Thurgau, an Oregonian Pinot Noir, darker ales and … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.17.10: Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam

Fromage of the Day, 06.17.10: Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam.  Smooth, lush and sweet, this rich cheese is made in northern California.  It pairs well with anything bubbly or sparkling as well especially hoppy ales and farmhouse ciders.  If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.16.10: Wildspitz Bio

Fromage of the Day, 06.16.10: Wildspitz Bio.  Lean, sweet, and nutty, this alpine cheese is made from a blend of cow and goat’s milk in Switzerland  It pairs well with fruiter red wines, white burgundies, alt bier, bocks and  a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.15.10: Lazy Lady Sweet Emotions

Fromage of the Day, 06.15.10:  Lazy Lady Sweet Emotions.  Oozy, tangy and concise, this bloomy rind cheese comes from yep, Vermont.  It pairs nicely with Sauvignon Blancs, some Chardonnays, and an Mahr’s unfiltered lager.  If it was a jazz guitarist … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.14.10: Queijo Penamacor

Fromage of the Day, 06.14.10: Queijo Penamacor.  Lean, tart and vegetal, this somewhat creamy goat’s milk cheese is from Portugal.  It pairs well with rich hearty red wines,  Rieslings, darker ales and lagers and probably a saison.  If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.13.10: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

Fromage of the Day, 06.13.10: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar. (Yep VT Cheese tastings coming up!) Gritty, sharp and direct, this wonder from Jasper Hill Farms set the standard for domestic old school cheddar. It pairs well with darker ales and lagers, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.12.10: Hittisau

Fromage of the Day, 06.12.10: Hittisau.  Balanced, smooth, and nutty, this Austrian cheese tastes like a mild mannered cousin of Comte.  It pairs well with Sancerres, lighter red wines, pale ales, farmhouse ciders, and real, sour Lambics.  If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.11.10: Hartwell

Fromage of the Day, 06.11.10: Hartwell.  Creamy, gently earthy and direct, this bloomy rind cheese is from guess where, Vermont (this is my version of being heavy handed).  It pairs well with most white wines, a few lighter reds, and … Continue reading

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