Summer ’11 at The Joy of Cheese

No grand themes, just some fun times over cheeses and beverages.

June 29 at 7pm at the 92nd St. Y, 92nd and Lexington
8 Cheeses and 8 Wines. I’ve chosen eight fantastic cheeses and Keith Beavers of Alphabet City Wines will pair them with eight superb wines. We’ll present and discuss our choices, and solicit your views on the pairings. Tickets are $50 and available via the 92Y website,
July 12 at 7:30 at The Clerekenwell, 49 Clinton St. on the Lower East Side
Since it’s 48 hours before Bastille Day, let’s do 9 French cheeses in some theme or another. I’ll present the nine best that are available in NYC and we’ll discuss. Attendees pay for their beverages separately. The ticket page for this event will be up soon.
July 14 at 7 at The 92nd St. Y, Cheeses and Hard Ciders
Come celebrate Bastille Day with us at the 92nd St. Y. I’ll present eight either French or French-inspired cheeses and Ray Deter will pair them with eight exceptional ciders including some from Normandy and some from the Basque regions in France. If we’re lucky, we may have some locally made cider too. Tickets are $40 and available via the92Y website,
August 2 at 7:30 at d.b.a Brooklyn: Summer cheeses and Beers
It’s simple shortly before this event, I’m going to buy the seven best cheeses I can find; Ray Deter will pair them with seven superb beers and we’re going to do a tasting. Join us, it’s fun. Tickets are $25 and a page for ticket sales will be up shortly.
Questions? drop me a line at the name of this blog at gmail.

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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