Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fromage of the Day, 12.31.11: Cinerino

Fromage of the Day, 12.31.11: Cinerino.  Smokey, sweet, and complex, this firm sheep’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It is rubbed in ash, giving it a uniquely light smokey quality, it’s not as heavy handed as most Fiore Sardo’s I’ve … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.30.11: Reggiano Cravero

Fromage of the Day, 12.30.11: Reggiano Cravero.  Sweet, nutty, and salty, this Parmigiano Reggiano (an Italian cow’s milk cheese) is a tad younger and sweeter than the usual Rocca varieties.  It’s a good place to take one’s appreciation of Reggiano … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.29.11: Bra Duro

Fromage of the Day, 12.29.11: Bra Duro.  Gamey, fruity and salty, this firm cow’s milk cheese is from the Piedmont; it is comparable to Fontina Val D’Aosta but firmer, and like many Tuscan pecorinos but not as sweet.  It pairs … Continue reading

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The Joy of Cheese January Events

January 17 at 7:30 at Kupersmith, 49 Clinton St. (bet Stanton and Rivington): Kind of Blue It’s a Joy of Cheese January tradition, the blue tasting.  There will be firm crumbly blues and oozy, creamy blues.  There will be easygoing … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.28.11: Monje

Fromage of the Day, 12.28.11: Monje.  Overpowering, peppery and earthy, this cow and sheep’s milk blue cheese is from Spain.  This is the blue cheese you eat on a dare; it will numb your palate.  It goes well with your … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.27.11 Mont St. Francis

Fromage of the Day, 12.27.11 Mont St. Francis. Gamey, grassy and soft, this washed rind goat’s milk cheese is from Southern Indiana.  It’s the  the next step after firm washed rind goat’s milk cheeses like Sunlight or after washed rind … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 12.26.11:Montgomery’s Cheddar

Fromage of the Day, 12.26.11:Montgomery’s Cheddar. Complex, horseradishey, and savory, this is one of the original cheddars made in Somerset, England.  It’s the ideal first cheese for folks who are unfamiliar with true cheddar.  It pairs well with your favorite … Continue reading

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