Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fromage of the Day, 02.17.12: Atlantic Mist

Fromage of the Day, 02.17.12:  Atlantic Mist.  Creamy, bright, and vegetal, this bloomy rind cheese is made on Long Island.  It’s another fine American interpretation of the brie/camembert tradition.  It pairs with a Vincent Sauvestre Chablis, a Gavorche Red, a … Continue reading

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More Beer and Cheese for Everyone!

Turnout at next week’s 92Y Cheese and Beer class is looking kinda light.  You know what that means, right?  More cheese and beer for those who show up!!  Ticket details here, http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Event/BetterThanWine-Beer-CheesePair-1.aspx

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Fromage of the Day, 02.16.12: Grand Old Man

Fromage of the Day, 02.16.12:  Grand Old Man.  Buttery, sweet then salty, this firm sheeps’s milk cheese is made in Italy.  Some wheels have a slightly buttered popcorn overtone.  It pairs well with your favorite Pinot Grigio, a Smuttynose IPA, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.15.12: Garrotxa

Fromage of the Day, 02.15.12: Garrotxa.  Earthy, herbal and a little sweet, this firm goat’s milk cheese is from Spain.  It pairs well with your favorite Halb Trocken Riesling, a Ommegang Rare Vos, a Farnum Hill Dry Cider, or an … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.14.12: Kunik

Fromage of the Day, 02.14.12: Kunik.  Super rich, super creamy, and highlighted sweetly vegetable-ish overtones, this bloomy rind cheese is made from a blend of goat and Jersey cow’s milk in NY.  It pairs well with your favorite Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.13.12: Ragusano

Fromage of the Day, 02.13.12: Ragusano.  Aggressive, gamey and floral, this cow’s milk cheese is from Sicily.  It pairs well with your favorite Chianti Classico, a Ommegang Hennepin, an Elmer T. Lee, or a very sweet cider. If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.12.12: Avonlea

Fromage of the Day, 02.12.12: Avonlea.  Earthy, savory, and sharp, this clothbound cheddar is from Prince Edward Island.  I used to think this cheese was the bridge between the American clothbounds and the British originals, but I now find Avonlea … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.11.12: Entelbucher Schwingerkase

Fromage of the Day, 02.11.12: Entelbucher Schwingerkase.  Nutty, grassy, and sweet, this cow’s milk “wrestler’s cheese” is from Switzerland.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Gewurztraminer, a Schlenkerla Helles, an Isastegi Cider, or a Whistlepig Rye.  If it was an … Continue reading

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Rosters: 92Y 11.17.11 Cheese and Beer

The next class like this is 02.23.12 at the 92nd St. Y Uptown 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, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.09.12: Soumaintrain

Fromage of the Day, 02.09.12: Soumaintrain.  Funky, rich and very very creamy, this washed rind cow’s milk cheese is from Burgundy.  It’s the next step into washed rind super creamy bliss after Red Hawk.  It pairs well with your favorite … Continue reading

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