92Y February 10

Cheese & Wine Pairing

92nd St. Y, 02.10.11

Instructors: Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese) and Beau Rapier (Uva Wines & Spirits)

Round 1
: A crumbly, tangy, small producer aged gouda from southern Holland. If you’re getting overtones of butterscotch and caramel at the finish, it’s not your imagination. (BCS, various WFs)

Wine: Albrecht, Cremant de Alsace Rose NV

Round 2
Old Ford
: A new (to these shores) firm goat’s milk cheese from a region of England better known for its cheddars. (BCS)

Wine: Jean-Paul Balland, Sancerre 2009

Round 3
Tomme D’Acquitaine: A nutty, firm goat’s milk cheese from the Bordeaux . (BCS)

Wine: Tremblay-Bouchard, Chablis 2008

Round 4
Reblochon Kuentener: Grassy, buttery and just a little funky, this Swiss cheese is made from cow’s milk. (BCS, DD)

Wine: Pieropan, Soave Classico Superiore 2009

Round 5
Adelegger: Dense, nutty and crisp, this German alpine style cheese is made of cow’s milk. (BCS, M, DD)

Wine: Mayacamas Vineyards, Chardonnay 2007
Round 6

Spenwood: Nutty, earthy and sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese ranks as one of England’s finest. (BCS, various WF)

Wine: Drouhin, Brouilly 2009

Round 7
Montgomery’s Cheddar: The real thing, cheddar from Somerset England, full of complex grassy flavors and a real horseradish-ey finish. (BCS, DD, WFT)

Wine: Chateau Listran, Medoc 2006

Round 8
Rogue River Blue: The finest American blue, this cheese is wrapped in leaves soaked in pear brandy. (BCS, M, DD, several WFs)

Wine: Grahams Tawny Port 10 yr


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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