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Fall Preview: Cheese and Alcoholic Beverage Classes This Autumn at the 92nd St. Y

September 18:  The Cheese Pairing Showdown:  Beer vs. Wine Martin Johnson with Maggie Fuller (beer expert) and Michael Whidden (wine authority) Which beverage pairs better with cheese, beer or wine?  Join us as we explore the issue by pairing five … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

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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The Biggest Threat to the Artisanal Cheese Movement Yet

If the FDA has its way, cheese as we love it will be gone. http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2014/06/09/fda-may-destroy-american-artisan-cheese-industry/

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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, 03.25.14: Andante Minuet

Fromage of the Day, 03.25.14: Andante Minuet.  Silken, buttery and overwhelming, this goat’s milk triple cream is made in California.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Cava, a Brooklyn Sorachi Ace or Freigeist Abraxxxas, or a Slyboro Hidden Star Cider.  … 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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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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The New York Magazine Article

On the Saturday before the Super Bowl, New York magazine writers Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld spent an hour at my cheese counter talking shop both about cheese and about journalism. I figured nothing bad could come of that, and … 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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