Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fromage of the Day, 09.28.10: Andeerer Grannit

Fromage of the Day, 09.28.10: Andeerer Grannit.  Meaty, garlicky and complex, this cow’s milk cheese is from Switzerland.  It pairs well with fruitier red wines, softly sweet white wines, porters, stouts, and saisons.  If it was a Springsteen disc, it … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.27.10: Amantiegado

Fromage of the Day, 09.27.10: Amanteigado.  Grassy, fruity and complex, this soft sheep’s milk cheese is from Portugal.  It pairs well with rich deep Iberian red wine, your favorite Riesling, and a Saison Dupont.  If it was a phase of … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.26.10: Frere Fumant

Fromage of the Day, 09.26.10: Frere Fumant.  Lightly smokey, sweet and complex, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Shushan NY.  It pairs well with a Rodenbach Grand Cru, a Muller-Thurgau or any other grape or grain based beverage on the … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.25.10: Siggit

Fromage of the Day, 09.25.10: Siggit.  Cranky, nutty and complex, this minerally, alpine style cheese is from Long Island.  It pairs well with Rieslings, very fruit forward red wines, Porters and a good barleywine ale.  If it was a phase … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.24.10: Pecorino Rosso

Fromage of the day, 09.24.10: Pecorino Rosso.  Sweet, vegetal and direct, this Italian sheep’s milk cheese is rubbed with tomatoes.  It pairs well crisp ales, and drier wines.  If it was a organ soul master, it’s Big John Patton, diverse … Continue reading

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Close to Home: The Joy of Cheese October Events

Close to Home: The Joy of Cheese October Events Twenty five years ago when the contemporary American hand crafted cheese movement took flight, its epicenters were in Vermont, the Hudson Valley, northern California and the Pacific Northwest.  Three of those … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.23.10: Torta Del Casar

Fromage of the Day, 09.23.10: Torta Del Casar.  Goopy, wooly and complex, this soft sheep’s milk cheese is from Extremadura.  It pairs well your favorite Tempranillo, Porter or Riesling.  If it was an early ’60s jazzman it would be Tina … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.22.10: Nisa

Fromage of the Day, 09.22.10: Nisa.  Firm, fruity and lean, this goat’s milk cheese is from Portugal.  It pairs well with the new wave of Spanish white wines, a dry rose, and of course your favorite saison.  If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.21.10: Clara

Fromage of the Day, 09.21.10: Clara.  Herbaceous, lean, and flaky, this spiffy little wheel of goat’s milk cheese hails from Spain.  It pairs nicely with a Vignoles or a Sauvignon Blanc, a Bklyn Sorachi Ace or a Pretty Things Jack … Continue reading

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The Joy of Cheese Goes Local

September 28 at 7:30 at d.b.a Brooklyn, 113 N. 7th St. (between Berry & Wythe) Pretty Things v. Funky Cheese. Okay not all of these cheeses here will be of sheep’s milk nor will they be necessarily Spanish or Portuguese, … Continue reading

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