Fromage of the Day, 10.13.11: Marcel Petite Comte

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.

foto from Formaggio Kitchen website

These are The Joy of Cheese October Events; they resume October 18th at Clerkenwell.


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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