Fromage of the Day, 09.15.10: Frere Fumant

Fromage of the Day, 09.15.10: Frere Fumant.  Smoky, herbaceous, and surprisingly complex, this firm sheep’s milk cheese is made in Shushan NY.  It pairs nicely with a balanced Riesling, many a fruit forward red wine, or a classic German lager.  If it was a classic 60’s Blue Note Records disc, it’s Andrew Hill’s Point of Departure, dense and rewarding.  The Joy of Cheese’s Sheepy September continues tonight at Culturefix with a tasting called Red, White and Beer and next Tuesday, 09.21 at The Clerkenwell with an event called Spain v. Portugal


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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