Monthly Archives: November 2011

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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Fromage of the Day, 11.17.11: Twig Farm Goat Tomme

Fromage of the Day, 11.17.11: Twig Farm Goat Tomme.  Earthy, herbal and gently sweet, this firm goat’s milk cheese is made in Vermont.  In some ways its closest point of comparison is Tomme de Savoie, the classic French cow’s milk … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.16.11: Point Reyes Blue

Fromage of the Day, 11.16.11: Point Reyes Blue.  Smooth (for a blue), creamy, and highlighted by a hint of lemon at the finish, this cow’s milk delight is from the California city in its name.  It pairs nicely with an … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.15.11: Rush Creek Reserve

Fromage of the Day, 11.15.11:  Rush Creek Reserve.  Dense, alluring and just slightly smoky, this soft cow’s milk cheese is Pleasant Ridge Reserve’s soft, oozy sibling.  It bears comparison to other soft autumn alpine classics like Vacherin Mont D’Or, Fosterkase, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.13.11: Ouray

Fromage of the Day, 11.13.11: Ouray.  Tangy, crumbly, and aggressive, this cow’s milk cheese is made in Poughkeepsie, NY.  It’s one of many hand crafted cheeses–Tumbleweed is another–that are vaguely reminiscent of cheddar but lighter in overall character and body. … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.12.11: Frere Fumant

Fromage of the Day, 11.12.11: Frere Fumant.  Smokey, herbal and slightly sweet, this firm, sheep’s milk cheese is made in Shushan NY.  It’s sweeter and less smoky than most Fiore Sardo’s I’ve had and it will turn anyone who thinks … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.11.11: Sozzled Pearl

Fromage of the Day, 11.11.11: Sozzled Pearl.  Creamy, sweet, and addictive, this blend of goat and cow’s milk cheese from Maine is wrapped in bourbon-soaked grape leaves. The cow’s milk in the blend makes it creamy that most other leaf … Continue reading

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