Fromage of the Day, 02.25.11: Rolf Beeler Gruyere

Fromage of the Day, 02.25.11: Rolf Beeler Gruyere. Dense, nutty, grassy, and overpowering in a very good way, this cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland is what brings a lot of people into the hand crafted cheese fold.  It pairs well with your favorite porter or stout, a Nebbiolo or a somewhat acidic white wine.  And yes, as Peter Jamros amply proved, it really does pair well with a Basque farmhouse cider.  If it a Led Zeppelin performance it would be this live rendition of Dazed and Confused (with a tremendous Page solo), canonical, deep and appealing.  The Joy of Cheese March Events start on March 1 with a pairing of hard Italian cheeses and great beers at d.b.a Brooklyn.  Details are here

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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 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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