Monthly Archives: October 2012

Really?

So Steve Jenkins, a pioneer in American cheese connoisseurship, says Cracker Barrel is just alright with him.  Ha!Here’s a partial list of the cheddars that it can’t hold a candle to. Shelburne Farms (all varieties) Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Montgomery’s Keen’s … Continue reading

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Roster: 10.25.12 92Y Autumn Wines and Cheeses to Match

Autumn Wines and Cheeses to Match 92 Y Uptown 10.25.12 Instructors Kat Kelly (Communal Brands) Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese, Gastronomie 491)   First Pairing Cheese:  L’Amuse, an aged gouda from northern Holland with sweet overtones. Wine:  Stopbanks Gruner … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 10.24.12: Vermont Shepherd (Verano)

Fromage of the Day, 10.25.12: Vermont Shepherd (Verano).  Herbal, buttery and sweet, this remains my favorite American made sheep’s milk cheese, but I’m dubious about this new name.  It pairs well with your favorite Margaux, a Brooklyn Brewery Local 1, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 10.22.12: Creme de Citeaux aux Truffes

Fromage of the Day, 10.22.12: Creme de Citeaux aux Truffes. Dense, rich and yes fungal, this cow’s milk, truffle shaving infused, triple cream is from France; all praise is due to Rodolphe Le Meunier.  It pairs nicely with your favorite … Continue reading

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The Upcoming 92nd St. Y Events

We have three upcoming events this November and December at the 92nd St. Y Uptown branch. Better Than Wine: A Cheese and Beer Pairing.  November 15 at 7. Eight cheeses, eight beers to match, plenty of discussion and fun.  Ticket … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 10.18.12: Tome D’Aquitaine

Fromage of the Day, 10.18.12: Tome D’Aquitaine.  Smooth, slightly sweet, and concise, this firm goat’s milk cheese from Graves is rinsed in Sauternes as it ripens.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Sancerre, a Schneider Brooklyner Hopfenweiss, or an Isastegi … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 10.17.12: Langres

Fromage of the Day, 10.17.12: Langres.  Earthy, creamy and slightly funky, this drum shaped, washed-rind, cow’s milk cheese is from France.  It pairs with your favorite Calvados (did you see that one coming?  I hope so), an Ommegang 3 Philosophers, … Continue reading

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