Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fromage of the Day, 08.22.11: Ossau Iraty

Fromage of the Day, 08.22.11: Ossau Iraty.  Sweet, herbal and complex, this sheep’s milk cheese is made in the French Pyrenees.  It pairs well with your favorite Cotes du Rhone, a Pilsner Urquell, or a dry cider.  If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.22.11: Despearado

Fromage of the Day, 08.22.11: Despearado.  Funky, aromatic and sweet, this cow’s milk cheese from Connecticut is washed in fermented pear mash and Pear William eau de vie.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Muscadet, an Allagash White, or sweet … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.21.11: Tomme De La Chataigneraie

Fromage of the Day, 08.21.11: Tomme De La Chataigneraie.   Smooth, nutty, and herbal, this goat’s milk cheese is from France.  It pairs well with your favorite dry-ish Rose, a Hopfenstark Saison, or a Doc’s Granny Smith cider.   If … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.20.11: Manchester

Fromage of the Day, 08.20.11: Manchester.  Dense, herbal and grassy, this washed rind goat’s milk cheese is made in Vermont.  It pairs well with your favorite California Chardonnay (presuming you have one), a Brooklyn Brewery Monster, or a Scrumpy Cider. … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.19.11: Bra Tenero

Fromage of the Day, 08.19.11: Bra Tenero.  Earthy, vegetal and complex, this cow’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Pinot Gris, a Rogue Chocolate Stout, or a Woodpecker Cider.  If it was a highly anticipated … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.18.11: Buttercup Brie

Fromage of the Day, 08.18.11: Buttercup Brie.  Creamy, vegetal and smooth, this cow’s milk cheese is from New Jersey.  It pairs well with your favorite Chablis, a Gaffel Kolsch, or a Farnum Hill dry cider.  If it was a Freddie … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.17.11: Ascutney Mountain

Fromage of the Day, 08.17.11: Ascutney Mountain.  Nutty, sweet, and complex, this cow’s milk cheese is made at Cobb Hill Cheese in Hartland,Vermont.  It pairs well with your favorite Barbera (yes, Eric Asimov’s piece inspired today’s choice), a Dogfish Head … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.16.11: Monte Enebro

Fromage of the Day, 08.16.11: Monte Enebro. Lean, floral and tangy, this Spanish goat’s milk cheese has blue mold rubbed on the rind.  It pairs nicely with a Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (tip o’ the hat to this site for the … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.15.11: Emmenthal Beeler

Fromage of the Day, 08.15.11: Emmenthal Beeler.  Nutty, aggressive, and mineral-ey to the extreme, this cow’s milk classic is from Switzerland and bears only a superficial resemblance to the multitudes of meek imitators.  It pairs well with your favorite Chianti, … Continue reading

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No August 16 Event

Sadly, the August 16th Joy of Cheese event at The Clerkenwell has been cancelled. Joy of Cheese events will resume in September.  

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