The Joy of Cheese July Events: Yes, Mr. De Gaulle, Way More
It isn’t often that a famous Frenchman underestimates his people, but in 1962 when Charles De Gaulle pronounced “how can you govern a nation which has 246 varieties of cheese,” he was off by a few. Not a few dozen, but a few hundred (Patrick Rance, author of French Cheese, an authoritative tomme, so to speak, puts the number near 700). No nation has embraced the pleasures of cheese to the degree that France has. In July we will celebrate with three tastings geared at highlighting the 25 very best cheeses from Mr. De Gaulle’s beloved nation.
July 13th at 7 at d.b.a Brooklyn, 113 N. 7th St. Fromage et Biere.
Did you know that the French are also accomplished brewers? At this Bastille Day Eve tasting, we will pair seven delightful hand crafted French cheeses, many aged by Herve Mons, with seven French or French inspired ales. I’ll talk about the cheese and Ray Deter, owner of d.b.a. will discuss the brews. Tickets are $25 and available via Brown Paper Tickets, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/118464
I also accept cash at the door, but advance notice is nice since I’m the prep guy too.
July 20th at 7:30 at Stella, 213 Front St.: Fromage et Vin
Do you like the deadpan titles? At this tasting we will sample nine awesome French cheeses and four or five amazing French wines. Really, need we say more? I’ll run my mouth about the cheese; Jason Springarn will run his about the wine. Tickets are $25 plus whatever you drink and available via BPT, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/118467
I also accept cash at the door but advance notice is nice since I’m the prep guy..
July 27th at 7:30 at The Clerkenwell, 49 Clinton St: Les Huit Meilleurs fromages Ã New York City
See, I did too learn a little French in college! At this tasting we will present the eight best French cheeses in New York City. Yes, I will have a busy morning shopping but it will be well worth it as we explore the full range of magnificent French cheeses. Eight is probably a parallel to De Gaulle’s 246. We will work our way through nine or ten cheeses; attendees will drink whatever they please. . Tickets are $25 plus whatever you drink and available via BPT, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/118469
I also accept cash at the door but advance notice is preferred.
As always, I can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your support!