Monthly Archives: February 2011

20% Off on the 03.01 Tasting

If you plan to come and don’t buy a ticket online, you can pay cash at the door but please e-me at thejoyofcheese@gmail.com so I prepare enough cheese!! Okay, that doesn’t compete with the likes of Groupon or Living Social, … Continue reading

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The Official Joy of Cheese Intro

I’ve needed to do this for a while. The Joy of Cheese is a fantastic and fun way to taste and learn about the amazing world of hand crafted cheeses that are available to New Yorkers. These cheeses aren’t merely … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.27.11: Cinerino

Fromage of the Day, 02.27.11: Cinerino.  Gently smoky, sweet and herbaceous, this Italian sheep’s milk cheese is rubbed with ash.  It pairs well with your favorite Barolo, a Hof Ten Dor Maal, or any good dry cider.  If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.26.11: Caprotto Madaio

Fromage of the Day, 02.26.11: Caprotto Madaio.  Tangy, lean, and citrusey, this firm goat’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It pairs well with your favorite Sauvignon Blanc, a Brooklyn Local One, or Ommegang Rare Vos.  If it was a Steve … Continue reading

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This Week at The Joy of Cheese

March 1st at 7:30 at d.b.a Brooklyn, 113 N. 7th St: The Hard Italians The Italians have a way with formaggio.  Their cheeses almost always feature distinctive flavors and melodic finishes.  The firm ones are often highlighted by a clear … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.25.11: Rolf Beeler Gruyere

Fromage of the Day, 02.25.11: Rolf Beeler Gruyere. Dense, nutty, grassy, and overpowering in a very good way, this cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland is what brings a lot of people into the hand crafted cheese fold.  It pairs well … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.24.11: Von Trapp Oma

Fromage of the Day, 02.24.11: Von Trapp Oma.  Elegant, buttery, and just a tad funky, this superbly soft cow’s milk cheese is from Mad River Valley in Vermont.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Sauvignon Blanc, a Brooklyn Local Two, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.23.11: Coach Farm Green Peppercorn Cones

Fromage of the Day, 02.23.11: Coach Farm Green Peppercorn Cones.  Tangy, smooth, and of course, peppery, these little blobs of peppercorn infused goat’s milk cheese are from Pine Plains, NY.  They pair well with your favorite Muscat, Scrumpy hard cider, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.22.11: Lazy Lady Fil-A-Buster

Fromage of the Day, 02.23.11: Lazy Lady Fil-A-Buster.  Dank, pine-y and buttery, this washed rind cow’s milk cheese is from Vermont.  It pair well with your favorite sweet white wine (Brooklyn Guy suggests a Pinot Blanc), a lambic or a … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Easy to Dairy the Right Way

The NY Times weighs in on the struggles of a Maine dairy. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/19/business/19milk.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1298232056-6cvNW7eDSIktboBTOysE3A

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