Monthly Archives: November 2010

Fromage of the Day hiatus

Fromage of the Day is on hiatus till until the weekend. I’m happily swamped with other work and unhappily bleary eyed.

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Fromage of the Day, 11.19.10: Meredith Dairy Feta

Fromage of the Day:  11.19.10: Meredith Dairy Feta.  Creamy, tangy and complex this Aussie rendition of feta is made from goat and sheep’s milk and marinated in fresh herbs, pepper and olive oil; it rises well above the stereotype for … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.18.10: Jersey Blue

Fromage of the Day, 11.18.10: Jersey Blue.  Buttery, earthy and peppery in that order, this blue is made from the milk of Jersey cows in Switzerland.  It pairs well with sweeter wines and beers.  If it was a blues singer, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.17.10: Dietrich’s Goat Blue

Fromage of the Day, 11.17.10: Dietrich’s Goat Blue.  Aggressive, tangy and peppery, this goat’s milk blue was made in western Illinois in the ’80s; I think it’s long gone.  It paired well with Rieslings and other proudly sweet alcoholic beverages.  … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.16.10: Green Hill

Fromage of the Day, 11.16.10:  hmmmm, oh why not, Green Hill.  Creamy, vegetal and direct, this soft ripened wonder is made in Thomasville Ga.  More on it here, http://bit.ly/dq7wtA.  It pairs nicely with well balanced white wines, amber ales, lagers … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.15.10: Lincolnshire Poacher

Fromage of the day, 11.15.10: Lincolnshire Poacher. Nutty, complex, and sharp, this cheddar not from Cheddar is from England. It pairs well with Bordeaux and darker brews. If it was a tenor saxophonist, it would be Booker Ervin, big, open … Continue reading

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This Week at The Joy of Cheese

November 16 at 7:30 at d.b.a Bklyn, 113 North 7th ST. (between Berry and Wythe): The Dark Side. Autumn is prime time for Porters, Stouts and other darker beers, and their coffee-ish and  chocolately overtones are an ideal match for … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.14.10: Shawondasee

Fromage of the Day, 11.14.10: Shawondasee.  Nutty, mineral-ey, and complex, this alpine cheese is made on a former potato farm on Long Island. It pairs well with fruity northern Italian red wines, sweeter white wines, darker beers and some saisons.  … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.13.10: Emmenthal Beeler

Fromage of the Day, 11.13.10: Emmenthal Beeler.  Minerally, aggressive, and biting, this fromage will make you call it by it’s real name, rather than relegating it to “Swiss cheese.”  It pairs well with the sweeter beverages of the grape and … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.12.10: Grand Old Man

Fromage of the Day, 11.12.10: Grand Old Man.  Sweet, buttery and appealingly salty,this Tuscan pecorino is sometimes reminiscent of movie popcorn.  It pairs well with rich Tuscan reds, your favorite Riesling, a Kolsch, an Amber ales, or a Saison Dupont.  … Continue reading

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