The Joy of Cheese June Events: Born in the U.S.A

The Joy of Cheese Presents Born in the U.S.A.

It’s really nice. You can talk about American cheese these days without referencing Kraft. American hand crafted cheeses are gaining international renown both for their high quality and for their fearless experimentation. Many cheeses blend elements of two or more national traditions. There’s a nice parallel to our national identity there.
Anyway, we are going to hold two tastings this month (Stella fans state your case and we’ll do a third) built around the theme of American hand crafted cheeses. Here are the details.

June 15 at 7 at d.b.a Brooklyn, 113 N. 7th St. Dial V for Vermont
The title of this tasting is more than a Hitchcock reference. Vermont’s tradition of culinary excellence is not a recent phenomenon. It dates back decades, even centuries. Small wonder there are over the 1000 dairy farms in a sate with fewer than 10,000 square miles. Please join us June 15 at 7 for a tasting that will celebrate the cheesemking prowess of Vermont. We will sample seven awesome Vermont cheeses and Ray Deter will select, pour, and discuss seven amazing beers to match them. Tickets are $25 and available via Brown Paper Tickets,
You can also pay cash at the door, but I prefer some notice to expect you as I’m also the prep guy.

June 22nd at 7:30 at The Clerkenwell, 49 Clinton St. Way Out West
Best Western indeed. The rise of American hand crafted cheese took root fastest on the west coast and pioneers like Mary Keehn and Laura Chenel created fine cheese and innovative business models in the early ’80s that set the template for the wonderful world of American cheesemaking that we know and love today. Please join us June 22 at 7:30 for Way Out West, The Joy of Cheese’s annual celebration of western hand crafted cheeses. If all goes well, we’ll have fine cheeses from Oregon, Washington, Colorado, California and maybe just maybe, Idaho. The event is hosted by The Clerkenwell, 49 Clinton St. (between Stanton and Rivington). Tickets $25 and you pay for your beverages as you go. To purchase tix, please visit BPT,
Again, you can pay cash at the door; just let me know to expect you.

I can be contacted at a gmail account for thejoyofcheese.



About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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