Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fromage of the Day, 12.30.10: Devil’s Gulch

Fromage of the Day, 12.30.10: Devil’s Gulch.  Ultra-rich, vegetal and a touch spicy, this triple cream is sprinkled with pepper flakes and made at Cowgirl Creamery in California.  It pairs well your favorite sweet white wine, a very fruit forward … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.29.10: Grand Old Man

Fromage of the Day, 12.29.10: Grand Old Man. Buttery, dense and sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It pairs well with your favorite BIG Italian red wine, an Ommegang Hennepin, or a biting, or a good Chablis.  If … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.28.10: Mt. Tam

Fromage of the Day, 12.28.10: Mt.Tam.  Lush, creamy and sweetly vegetal, this super creamy cow’s milk cheese is made in northern California.  It pairs particularly well with all things bubbly, slightly acidic white wines, and barleywine ales.  If it was … Continue reading

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Blue: The Joy of Cheese January Events

Blue: The Joy of Cheese January Events Smokey Blue, one of the best American blues, photo courtesy of Rogue River Creamery Every January The Joy of Cheese rings in the new year with a monthlong celebration of those most peppery and … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.27.10: Avonlea

Fromage of the Day, 12.27.10: Avonlea.  Crumbly, horseradish-ey and complex, this clothbound cheddar is from Prince Edward Island, Canada.  It pairs well with a big malty ale or lager (and yes,  your favorite porter or stout), a sweet Riesling or … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.26.10: Hoch Ybrig

Fromage of the Day, 12.26.10: Hoch Ybrig.  Sweet, nutty and and bit grassy in the finish, this fine fine Swiss cow’s milk cheese is washed white wine as it ripens.  It pairs well with a Mikkaller To/Via/From Porter, a minerally … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.25.10: Hoja Santa

Fromage of the Day, 12.25.10: Hoja Santa.  Sweet, herbal, and complex, this sassafras-leaf wrapped goat’s milk cheese is from Texas.  It pairs well with a good Basque farmhouse cider, an Amber ale, or your favorite Sauvignon  Blanc.  If it was … Continue reading

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