Blue: The Joy of Cheese January Events

Smokey Blue, one of the best American blues, photo courtesy of Rogue River Creamery

Every January The Joy of Cheese rings in the new year with a monthlong celebration of those most peppery and earthy cheeses—the blues.  As winter wonderland slips into winter doldrums, we fight back, offering the finest Roqueforts, Stiltons, and Gorgonzolas (say nothing of Rogue River Blues, Fourme D’Amberts, and Sticheltons). It’s a good time for big beers and sweet wines, and these are the cheeses to match them.   We will hold three tastings devoted to this theme.

Here are the details.

January 4 at 7:30 at d.b.a Bklyn, 113 North 7th St. (between Berry and Wythe): The New Blues and Brews to Match.

Hey Blue, what’s new?  At this event we will sample and discuss seven phenomenal blue cheeses that are relatively new to the New York City market.  In addition we’ll pair those seven new blues with seven superb beers.  I’ll discuss the cheeses, and Ray Deter will discourse on the beer.  Tickets are $25 and available via Brown Paper Tickets, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142602

Attendees can pay cash at the door, I just ask that they alert me of their intention at thejoyofcheese@gmail.com

January 18 at 7:30 at The Clerkenwell, 49 Clinton St. (between Stanton and Rivington): Classic Blues.

There is a canon of cheese and for the next few months at The Clerkenwell we will explore it.  Our investigation begins with the finest Roqueforts, Gorgonzolas, Stiltons, et al.  At this event we will sample and discuss eight phenomenal blue cheeses and why these particular varieties are superior to others in the marketplace.   Tickets are $25 (attendees pay for their drinks separately) and available via Brown Paper Tickets, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142611

Attendees can pay cash at the door; I just ask that they alert me of their intention at thejoyofcheese@gmail.com

January 20 at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St. (between Stanton and Houston): Old World vs. Our World

In what will surely be our bluest tasting yet, we will sample ten different blue cheeses, five from the northeast and five from Europe.  We will discuss them thoroughly and beyond parsing them, we will vote on where the better blues come from on that evening.  In other words, it will be earthy, peppery fun.  Tickets are $25 (attendees pay for their drinks separately) and available via Brown Paper Tickets, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142614

Attendees can pay cash at the door; I just ask that they alert me of their intention at thejoyofcheese@gmail.com

Questions?  I’m at thejoyofcheese@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 thejoyofcheese.blogspot.com. 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 www.theroot.com. 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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