The Joy of Cheese September Events


Three for Three: The Joy of Cheese September Events

After a quiet late summer, The Joy of Cheese will launch headlong into the fall season with three events on consecutive nights.

September 20 at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St (near Houston): Cheese and Beer Rules!

Cheeses and beers pair exceptionally well together, but what are some rules of thumb for matching them? What cheese balances the hoppiness of an IPA ,or what beer goes best with a earthiness and pepper of a classic blue? Please join us September 20th at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St., as we celebrate the marriage of grains and curds with six wonderful cheeses accompanied by six New York state beers. This New York City Craft Beer Week event starts at 7:30. Tickets are $25; for tickets please visit

September 21 at 7 at Premier Cru, 1163 Madison Avenue (86thSt.): The New, New World Classics

The exceptional quality of American cheeses like Humboldt Fog, Rogue River Blue, and Pleasant Ridge Reserve are old news by now. What are the next great American made cheeses? Please join us at 7 at Premier Cru, the exceptional wine shop on the Upper East Side; In the first of a three part monthly series, I’ll sample and discuss six cheeses from America and perhaps Canada and down under. Premier Cru owner Michael Eigen will pair these six cheeses with six wines from his shop’s stellar inventory. Tickets are $45 and available via Premier Cru, 212-534-6709.

September 22 at 7 at The 92nd St. Y (92 & Lex): Better Than Wine, a Cheese and Beer Pairing.

Cheeses are often a good match for Belgian beers, and at this event Maggie Fuller of 12% Imports, a company that specializes in small producer Belgian and Scandinavian beer will pair eight of her favorite beers with eight of my favorite cheeses. We’ll discuss the fromage and brews individually and why they work together. Tickets are $40 and available via the 92nd St. Y box office,

The current Joy of Cheese schedule is always up at and my daily musings on cheese including Fromage of the Day is at

Any questions, feel free to contact me at

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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