Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Joy of Cheese and The Cheeses of Spain and Portugal

September 21 at 7:30 at The Clerkenwell, 49 Clinton St. (between Stanton and Rivington): Spain v. Portugal Two great cheese making nations, nine amazing cheeses. At this event we will offer four cheeses from each country in side by side … Continue reading

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The Joy of Cheese during NYC Craft Beer Week

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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Fromage of the Day, 09.20.10: Balarina

Fromage of the Day, 09.20.10: Balarina.  Crumbly, SWEET, and tangy, this aged goat’s milk gouda is from Holland.  It pairs well with really hoppy IPA’s, bone dry white wines, and maybe a really peaty single malt.  If it was a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.19.10: Hoch Ybrig

Fromage of the Day, 09.19.10:  Hoch Ybrig.  Nutty, smooth and direct, this alpine classic is frrom Switzerland.  It pairs well with dark, smoky red wines, mineral-ey white wines, porters, and stouts.  If it was a singer, it’s Nick Cave of  … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.18.10: Craigston Camembert

Fromage of the Day, 09.18.10: Craigston Camembert.  Smooth, vegetal and long gone, it, this soft ripened cheese was the pride of Wenham MA in the late ’80s and early 90s; it’s packaging is the template for the Vermont Brie.  It … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.17.10: Amarelo Da Beira Baixa

Fromage of the Day, 09.17.10: Amarelo da Beira Baixa.  Wooly, dank and creamy this cheese blend of sheep and goat’s milk is from central Portugal.  It pairs well with deep rich Iberian red wines, A Chimay Blue, and the cider … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.16.10: Fourme D’Ambert

Fromage of the Day, 09.16.10: Fourme D’Ambert Mons.  Buttery, earthy and peppery, this lovely cylinder of blue is from the Auvergne.  It pairs well with sweeter beverages be they of the grape or the grain.  If it was a Public … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.14.10: Vermont Shepherd

Fromage of the Day, 09.14.10: Vermont Shepherd.  Nuanced, herbal, and gently sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese from Putney Vermont ranks among America’s best. It pairs well with northern Italian red wines, mineral-ey white wines, and saisons.  If it was a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.13.10: Pecorino di Parco

Fromage of the Day, 09.13.10: Pecorino di Parco.  Ginger-ey, complex and softer than you’d expect for a cheese called Pecorino, this Italian sheep’s milk cheese is made in Abruzzo.  It pairs well with a Nebbiolo, a Chiostro ale, or a … Continue reading

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