Category Archives: thoughts and musings

I may go buy a piece of Roquefort today before it’s gone

Makes no sense. None. http://www.medicaldaily.com/fda-bans-roquefort-other-french-cheeses-due-bacteria-levels-though-theyre-virtually-301638#.VA2vVxNEGdg.facebook

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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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So What Happened?

It seemed that things were going swimmingly in late January.  We had just received a glowing write up on the cover the New York Times Wednesday food section, (here’s the piece, http://bit.ly/VSYuhe).  Then one Friday, I felt a slight twinge … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s New York Times

There was a fine piece on cheese signage in the Wednesday NY Times.  I was featured prominently.   Very prominently.  The article is here, http://bit.ly/VSYuhe

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Fromage of the Day, 11.12.12: Epoisses

Fromage of the Day, 11.12.11: Epoisses.  Aromatic, sweet and deep, this wonderful washed rind cow’s milk cheese is from France.  It pairs nicely with a Hermann Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling, an T-Gaverhopke Extra, a Four Roses Small Batch, or an … Continue reading

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Okay, So What Happened to Fromage of the Day?

Two things got in the way of this blog during the last month.  For one, I am doing new signage for the cheese case at Gastronomie 491, (491 Columbus Ave, between 83rd and 84th on Manhattan’s Upper West Side), and … Continue reading

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