Fromage of the Day, 10.04.11: Purple Haze

Fromage of the Day, 10.04.11:  Purple Haze.  Smooth, creamy and sweet, this fresh goat’s milk cheese is from northern California, and it’s seasoned with lavender and wild fennel pollen.  This is what should be tried after Montrachet and other lesser chevres; the creamery likes its rock and roll, the peppered version of this product line is named after an iconic Beatles record.  It pairs well with your favorite Chardonnay, a Brooklyn Local One, or a dry-ish cider.  If it was a Jimi Hendrix song, it would be “The Wind Cries Mary,” elegant yet spunky.  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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