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Fromage of the Day, 01.04.14: Colston Bassett Stilton

Fromage of the Day, 01.04.14: Colston Bassett Stilton.  Earthy, peppery and oh so buttery, this classic blue is made from cow’s milk in Nottinghamshire England.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Tawny Port, an Elmer T. Lee bourbon, a Stone … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.02.14: Winnimere

Fromage of the Day, 01.02.14: Winnimere.  Goopy, gamey and here for a limited time, this amazing cow’s milk cheese won Best in Show at the 2013 American Cheese Society convention.  It is coming on the market now; don’t delay.  It … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug: The Gastronomie 491 Beer Basket

As you may know, I have a demanding nine to five as Cheese, Charcuterie and Beer Manager for an upscale retail market and cafe on the Upper West Side called Gastronomie 491.  I won’t be spending much time here in … Continue reading

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Tuesday at Breukelen Bier Merchants!!

October 22 at 7 at Breukelen Bier Merchants, 182 Grand St. (near Bedford Avenue):  Evil Twin v. The Joy of Cheese Itinerant brewer Jeppe Janit-Bjergso a.k.a. the Evil Twin (his twin brother Mikkel Borg Bjergso is also a brewer) has … Continue reading

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About Maggie

Maggie Fuller is one of the most interesting beer experts in New York, and her gender has nothing to do with it.  Yes, the New York City craft beer scene is still male dominated, but it is sufficiently large that … Continue reading

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About Andy

Even before we opened Gastronomie 491 in March 2012, I wanted to work with Andy Besch, the owner of West Side Wines, the shop just a few doors down from our  soon to open, market/café hybrid.  It seems almost too … Continue reading

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The Joy of Cheese October 2013 Events

The Joy of Cheese, Martin Johnson’s eight year old series of cheese and beverage pairing events has a busy October lined up.  Here are the details. October 8 at 7 at Gastronomie 491, 491 Columbus (bet 83rd and 84th): The … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.09.13: Hoch Ybrig

Fromage of the Day, 09.09.13: Hoch Ybrig.  Nutty, grassy and malty, this new Swiss classic is made of cow’s milk.  It pairs wonderfully with your favorite Nebbiolo (I was thinking about Nebbiolo earlier today, which is the genesis of this … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.07.13: Caciobufala

Fromage of the Day, 09.07.13: Caciobufala.  Buttery, sweet, and gamey, this water bufalo milk cheese is from Italy and aged by Casa Madaio.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Gavi di Gavi, an Evil Twin Low Life Pilsner, a Macallan … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 08.18.13: Pico Melero

Fromage of the Day, 08.18.13: Pico Melero.  Spicy, buttery and complex, this sheep’s milk cheese is from LaMancha-Castille Spain but it bears only passing resemblance to Manchego; it is distinguished by a sherry-like finish.  It pairs nicely with your favorite … Continue reading

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