Fromage of the Day, 01.08.10: Val Bagner. Grassy, nutty and a little bit barnyard-ey, this alpine classic from Switzerland is perfect for Raclette (or just grilled cheese). It pairs wonderfully with a big northern Italian red, your favorite porter or dark ale, or a Pretty Things Jack D’Or. If it was a Steely Dan song, it would be Everyone’s Gone to the Movies (the demo version), dense and funky.
The Joy of Cheese annual celebration of the blues continues with events at The Clerkenwell on the 18th and at Culturefix on the 20th. For more information visit here.