Fromage of the Day, 10.13.11: Marcel Petite Comte. Subtle, nutty and vaguely fruity, this cow’s milk cheese is a French classic and one of the world’s cornerstone cheeses. It’s in the same family as Gruyere and other cheeses from Switzerland like Hoch Ybrig and the Marcel Petit Comte’s stand out for their distinctive and richly nuanced flavors. It pairs well with your favorite Chateauneuf du Pape (no, seriously, it will), a DeRanke XX Bitter, or a Ishitagi Cider. If it was one of the great musical works of the ’70s, it would be Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, if you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss its greatness.
These are The Joy of Cheese October Events; they resume October 18th at Clerkenwell.