Next Week at The Joy of Cheese: More Funk

May 17th (note, new date) at 7:30 at Clerkenwell 49 Clinton St. Classic Funk
Where did all this funky cheese begin, where is it going. I’m a big believer in core curricula and here we’ll apply to the cheese. Please join us for a survey of eight cornerstone washed rind cheeses. Tickets are $25 and you pay for your beverages separately. For more info, visit
May 18th at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St. American Funk
Insert your own George Clinton joke here. It took a while for the new American cheesemakers to embrace the European tradition of washed rind cheeses, but over the last few years, we’re showing we can get down with the best of the aromatic fromages from abroad. Please join us Wednesday May 18th at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St, for a sampling and discussion of the very best funky American cheeses. Tickets are $25 and you pay for your beverages separately. For more information visit
As always, attendees are welcome to pay at the door, just notify me of your intentions at and I’ll reserve space for you.

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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