Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fromage of the Day, 08.31.12: Scharfe Maxx 365

Fromage of the Day, 08.31.12:  Scharfe Maxx 365.  Nutty, creamy and grassy, this cow’s milk is from Switzerland.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Cab Franc, a Sint Canarus Trippel, a Redemption Rye or a dry-ish cider.  If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.28.12: Pierre Robert

Fromage of the Day, 08.28.12: Pierre Robert.  Dense, rich, and tangy, this triple cream is from France.  It pairs well with your favorite Cava, an Ommegang Rare Vos, Bulleit Bourbon, or a Doc’s Apple Cider.  If it was a Verve … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.27.12: Dunbarton Blue

Fromage of the Day, 08.27.12: Dunbarton Blue.  Sharp, peppery, and earthy, this bluish cheddar is from Wisconsin.  It pairs well with your favorite Dolcetto, a Brooklyn Local 2, an Elmer T. Lee, or a good Pommeau.  If it was a … Continue reading

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The Autumn Event Schedule So Far

The August 27 cheese and beer event is stone cold sold out, so let’s look ahead.  There’s a September 12 event involving six brews from Brewery Ommegang and six cheeses from the Gastronomie 491 cheese case on September 12.  Details … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.26.12: Fourme Aux Molleux

Fromage of the Day, 08.26.12:  Fourme Aux Molleux.  Sweet, peppery and creamy, this blue cheese is Fourme D’Ambert rinsed rather liberally in Vouvray.  It pairs well with your favorite Vouvray (imagine that), an Allagash White, a Templeton Rye, or a … Continue reading

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September 12 at Gastronomie 491: Six Ommegangs, Six Cheeses $20

The Joy of Cheese Mininatures, a series of quick and easy events return to  Gastronomie 491, the new upscale retail market and cafe hybrid at 491 Columbus Ave (83rd-84th).  From 7-8:30 on Wednesday September 12th we will survey some of … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.25.12: Vermont Shepherd

Fromage of the Day, 08.25.12: Vermont Shepherd.  Herbal, buttery and complex, this amazing sheep’s milk cheese is from well, Vermont–okay, Putney Vermont.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Gewurztraminer, A Sint Canarus Tripel, the Van Winkle of your choosing or … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.24.12: Mt. Tam

Fromage of the Day, 08.24.12:  Mt. Tam.  Smooth, buttery and herbal, this cow’s milk cheese is from northern California.  It pairs well with your favorite sparkling wine, an Allagash White, and various ciders and whiskeys.  If it was a Beth … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.21.12: Kunik

Fromage of the Day, 08.21.12:  Kunik.  Rich, herbal and direct, this goat’s milk cheese (with a little Jersey cow cream) is made in upstate NY.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Sancerre, a Southhampton Double White, a Templeton Rye, or … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.20.12: Old Ford

Fromage of the Day, 08.20.12:  Old Ford.  Meaty, sharp, and goaty, this firm, er, hard, goat’s milk cheese is from England.  It pairs well with your favorite Sauvignon Blanc, a Hof Ten Dormaal Blonde, an Elmer T. Lee, or a … Continue reading

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