Fromage of the Day, 07.05.11: St. Agur

Fromage of the Day, 07.05.11: St. Agur.  Creamy, spicy, and sweet at the finish, this dense, cow’s milk blue is from France.  It pairs well with your favorite off dry white wine, a Rodenbach Classic, and a Doc’s Granny Smith Cider.  If it was a neo-soul singer, it would be Macy Gray, spunky and melodic.  The Joy of Cheese Summer Events resume July 12 at Clerkenwell.  Details are here.


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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3 Responses to Fromage of the Day, 07.05.11: St. Agur

  1. See, I’d say it’s more like Jill Scott–Full bodied and smooth. 🙂

  2. jmartin437 says:

    With blue cheeses, I like to account for the earthiness and pepper, that’s why Macy came to mind. I haven’t thought deeply about Jill Scott’s music in a long time, but something dense and rich like Minuet comes to my mind in reference to her sound.

  3. Ooohhh… Or, we could could get a little bit deeper and compare her to Abondance–thoughtful and complex, like her lyrics. And I believe she has a new CD out and apparently killed it at the Essence Fest recently. Maybe it’s time to get reacquainted?

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