Fromage of the Day, 12.27.10: Avonlea

Fromage of the Day, 12.27.10: Avonlea.  Crumbly, horseradish-ey and complex, this clothbound cheddar is from Prince Edward Island, Canada.  It pairs well with a big malty ale or lager (and yes,  your favorite porter or stout), a sweet Riesling or a big fruit-forward Northern Italian red of your choice.  If it was a Neil Young song it would “Cowgirl in the Sand,” gritty yet eager to please.  The Joy of Cheese annual celebration of the blues begins with seven blue cheeses and seven beers to match, January 4 at d.b.a Bklyn.  Details here, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142602

Canadian Clothbound Cheddar, photo from Formaggio Kitchen

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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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