Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Rogue River Caveman Blue

Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Rogue River Caveman Blue.   Buttery, earthy and salty, this cow’s milk blue is from Oregon.  It’s probably what would happen if the great French affineur Herve Mons aged a Bleu D’Auvergne in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Contralto

Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Contralto.  Buttery, herbal and smooth, this goat’s milk cheese is made in Petaluma, California.  It’s a step up from other runny goat’s milk numbers like Bocconcini di Capra and not quite as intense as soft, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.20.11: St. Felicien

Fromage of the Day, 11.20.11: St. Felician.  Goopy, aromatic, and just a little sweet, these little circular trays of cow’s milk cheese are from France.  Like Oma and Grayson, St. Felician is on the syllabus of washed rind cheeses 101. … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.19.11: Spring Brook Raclette

Fromage of the Day, 11.19.11: Spring Brook Raclette.  Sweet, grassy, and very very nutty, this Vermonter interpretation of the old world cow’s milk  classic will bring thoughts of snowy slopes even on a pleasant autumn day.  It pairs nicely with … Continue reading

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The Joy of Cheese December Events

The Joy of Cheese has a busy December in the works. December 6 at 7:30 at Kupersmith, 49 Clinton St.:  The Best of 2011  It’s time for end of the year wrap ups, so why not sample the nine most … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.18.11: Vacherin Mont D’Or

Fromage of the Day, 11.18.11: Vacherin Mont D’Or.  Dense, woodsy and vegetal, this classic Jura region (both sides of the Franco-Suisse border) is a seasonal cow’s milk cheese and deservedly cherished.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Barolo, a Dggues … Continue reading

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Rosters: 92Y 11.17.11

Cheese & Beer Pairing 92nd St. Y, 11.17.11 Instructors:  Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese) and Maggie Fuller  (12% Imports) Round 1 L’Amuse:  Perhaps the best aged gouda in the world.    (DD, FE, BCS) Beer:  Dormaal Amber Ale (7.5%) Brouwerij Hoften Dormaal, Belgium Round 2 L’Amuse Aged Goat Gouda:  L’Amuse goat’s … Continue reading

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