Fromage of the Day, 10.01.11: Vermont Shepherd 2011

Fromage of the Day, 10.01.11:  Vermont Shepherd 2011.  Nuanced, herbal and gently sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese ranks as one of the best if not the best cheese made in America.  It’s what comes after Manchego, your favorite Tuscan Pecorino, and Istara, and ranks on the same level as Tourmalet and Ossau Iraty.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Sancerre, a Hoften Dormaal White Gold, or a Farnum Hill Extra Dry Cider.  If it was a Brian Eno recording, it would be Another Green World, subtle and lasting.  The Joy of Cheese October Events begin October 5 with a Cheese Plate Happy Hour at In Vino; here are all of the details.


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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