The Week That Was: Culturefix 09.20

The Joy of Cheese

Beer and Cheese Rules!

Round 1
Creamy One

Appenzeller Beeler:  Nutty, grassy, and sweet this is a classic Alpine cheese from the master of Swiss cheese, Rolf Beeler. cheese from Consider Bardwell Farms in Vermont. (BCS, WFT)  

Beer – Six Point Crisp Lager: A German style beer brewed in Wilkes-Barre for the Brooklyn based Six Point, it is highlighted by vegetal flavors.

Round 2
L’Amuse Oileman Borenkass
:  Tangy, crumbly and sweet, this Aged Gouda is from Holland. (BCS)

Isle of Mull Cheddar:   Smokey, peaty, and sharp, this cheddar is made in Scotland from the milk of cow’s fed grain from a nearby distillery. (WFT, BCS)

Beer – Sixpoint Sweet Action: A Belgian Pale Ale, lighter and sweeter than classic English PA’s. (7% ABV)

Round 3: 

HooliganAn onion-ey cheese from Connecticut. (SC, Union Sq Greenmarket, BCS, M)

Gorgonzola Dolce di Capra: Creamy, dense and tangy, this is a goat’s milk variation of Italy’s most classic blue (BCS, E)

Beer – Six Point Brownstone: An American Brown Ale highlighted by notes of coffee, nuts, and toffee plus a hoppy kick. (ABV = 5.7%).









Mystery Cheese

To finish: City Bakery Chocolate Chip cookies


Beer: Sixpoint Righteous Rye


These cheeses are available for retail sale at Bedford Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, Whole Foods Tribeca, and Eataly in the Flatiron District, .

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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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