Fromage of the Day, 05.19.11: Taleggio

Fromage of the Day, 05.19.11: Taleggio.  Tangy, buttery, and just a tad funky in the finish, this cow’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It pairs well with a Riesling called Leth, Duvel, or a very fruit forward Northern Italian Red.  If it was a Joy Division song, it would be “She’s Lost Control,” dense with a strong undertow of wild.  The Joy of Cheese June Events, Fromage Americain, begin June 7 at d.b.a Brooklyn.  For details, click here

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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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One Response to Fromage of the Day, 05.19.11: Taleggio

  1. So happy you posted this. I love taleggio, lived on it all winter in Italy, and am wishing it were more readily available here in the States. It is amazing melted into polenta and added to pizza (especially with nettles!)

    Thanks for your mention of something so good.

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