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 the nutty flavors of Alpine cheeses.  At this event we will sample and discuss seven of each.  I’ll discuss the cheeses, and Ray Deter will discourse on the beer.  Tickets are $25 and available via Brown Paper Tickets,

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November 17 at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St., (near Houston St.), Red, White and Beer: American Alpine Edition. You can’t see the Alps from anywhere in America, but the cheesemakers feel the spirit.  Great alpine cheese is being made in Vermont, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, and even on Long Island.  We’ll survey these by giving attendees a white wine, a red wine and a beer and let’s see which beverage pairs best with each of these six notably versatile cheeses.  Tickets are $30 and available via BPT,

You can pay cash at the door, just alert me that you are attending at

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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