Category Archives: rosters

On The Utterly Weird Experience of Being Refused Service

  Yeah, I didn’t think THAT happened anymore. I run the cheese, cured meats and beer program for an upscale retail market and cafe on the Upper West Side called Gastronomie 491.  My boss loves the Buon Italia bresaola, and … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.15.14: Doddington

Fromage of the Day, 03.15.14: Doddington.  Tangy, slighty sweet and sharp, this raw cow’s milk cheese is made in England.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Dolcetto, a Stillwater/Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar Remix, an Elmer T. Lee, or a Farnum Hill Dry … Continue reading

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Rosters: Only the Strong Survive, Cheese and Beer, 92Y, December 5, 2013

Only the Strong Survive A Potent Cheese and Beer Pairing Instructors: Maggie Fuller (12% Imports) Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese, Gastronomie 491) L’Amuse: Aged Gouda from an innovative affineur in Holland Omnipollo – Fatamorgana (8% Imperial IPA brewed with Oats … Continue reading

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More Rosters: Evil Twin v. The Joy of Cheese at Breukelen Bier Merchants October 22nd

Evil Twin vs. The Joy of Cheese October 22, Breukelen Bier Merchants   Evil Twin Low Life (5.5% German Style Pilsner) Berkswell: An English sheep cheese that bridges the Italian and French traditions.   Femme Fatale Brett (6% 100% Brett-Fermented … Continue reading

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Rosters: The 12% Solution at Gastronomie 491 October 29, 2013

The 12% Solution Instructors: Maggie Fuller (12% Imports) and Martin Johnson (Gastronomie 491) Cheese: Berkswell, an English sheep’s milk cheese from the appropriately named Ram Hall, this cheese blends the Italian Pecorino tradition with the Basque approach. Beer: Evil Twin … Continue reading

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Rosters: Funkilicious, 92Y 09.12.13

Funkilicious: Offbeat Wines and Cheeses to Match 92Y September 12, 2013 Instructors: Michael Whidden (AI Selections) Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese, Gastronomie 491) Wine: Zidarich Vitovska Verde 11 Cheese:  Pecorino Rosso, a Tuscan Sheep Cheese rubbed in tomatoes. Wine: … 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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