Category Archives: gourmet

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Martin Johnson thejoyofcheese@gmail.com   Goal: I want to employ my editorial, merchandising, social media and point of sale skills to make artisanal, small producer cheese, beer, cured meats and wine accessible to the highbrow culinary mainstream.   Press Coverage NY … Continue reading

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Upcoming! Sipping Rums and Cheeses to Match at 92Y May 15

Rum has gotten a terrible reputation thanks to fruity drinks & mixing with copious amounts of cola. But well-made rum rivals whiskey and brandy for depth of flavor, complexity and ability to match with bold foods. And it goes beautifully … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.18.14: Red Hawk

Fromage of the Day, 03.18.14:  Red Hawk.  Funky, creamy and seductive, this cow’s milk cheese is from California.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Riesling, a T’Gaverhopke Extra, a Four Roses Small Batch or a Naked Flock Cider.  If it … Continue reading

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March 4 at Gastronomie 491, Winter Warmers: Cheese and Beer Pairings

New Yorkers rarely arrive at a consensus on anything, but I think there’s more than general agreement that this winter is brutally cold.  There are few better way to combat the cold than with great pairings of  cheese and beer. … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.18.14: Hoch Ybrig

Fromage of the Day, 02.18.14: Hoch Ybrig.  Nutty, grassy and malty, this raw cow’s milk cheese is from Switzerland.  It pairs wonderfully with your favorite Nebbiolo, a Local Option Morning Wood, a Castanon Cider, or a Macallan 30.  The next … Continue reading

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The Joy of Cheese and Gastronomie 491 Present The Winter Warmers Series

New Yorkers rarely arrive at a consensus on anything, but I think there’s more than general agreement that this winter is brutally cold.  There are few better way to combat the cold than with great pairings of cheese and wine … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.20.14: L’Amuse

Fromage of the Day, 01.20.14: L’Amuse.  Tangy, salty and sweet, this aged gouda is from Santaport du Noord Holland.  It pairs with your favorite  Single Malt Scotch from Islay,  an Omnipollo Fatamorgana, a Vincent Sauvestre Chablis, or a Castanon Cider.  … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.16.14: Montgomery’s Cheddar

Fromage of the Day, 01.16.14: Montgomery’s Cheddar.  Complex, earthy and sharp, this is one of THE cornerstone classic cheddar from England.  It could make you forget that Americans make cheddar.  Monty’s pairs with your favorite Nebbiolo, an Evil Twin Christmas … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.10.14: Bayley Hazen Blue

Fromage of the Day, 01.10.14: Bayley Hazen Blue.  Peppery and earthy in large doses, this wonderful cow’s milk blue is from Jasper Hill Farms in Vermont.  It pairs nicely with an Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break, your favorite Vouvray, Sheep … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.09.14: Rogue River Blue

Fromage of the Day, 01.09.14: Rogue River Blue.  Earthy, fruity and peppery, this leaf wrapped, award-winning, cow’s milk blue cheese is from Oregon.  More than a few cheese aficionados believe that this is the finest American made cheese.  It pairs … Continue reading

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