Fromage of the Day, 09.06.10: St. Chestaire

Fromage of the Day, 09.06.10: St. Chestaire.  Buttery, gently grassy, and complex, this limited edition cow’s milk cheese from Vermont is Consider Bardwell’s answer to the French classic St. Nectaire.  It pairs well with a Kolsch, Chenin Blanc or a Cotes du Rhone.  If it was a freak folkie, it would Devendra Banhart, cranky exterior masking a sweeter interior.  The Joy of Cheese’s Sheepy September begins 09.14.10 at d.b.a Brooklyn with an event called Pecorino, Pyrenees and Pilsners.  Details here.


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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