Monthly Archives: November 2011

Next Week at The Joy of Cheese

The Joy of Cheese has a busy week ahead. December 6 at 7:30 at Kupersmith, 49 Clinton St.:  The Best of 2011  It’s time for end of the year wrap ups, so why not sample the nine most interesting cheeses … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.30.11:Twig Farm Soft Wheel

Fromage of the Day, 11.30.11:Twig Farm Soft Wheel.   Buttery, herbal and just a little bit funky, this Vermont cheese is made from a blend of goat and cow’s milk; it’s kind of the midway between a washed rind cow’s … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.28.11: Cantal

Fromage of the Day, 11.28.11: Cantal.  Crumbly, buttery, and grassy, this cow’s milk classic is from the Auvergne.  It has some of the bite we expect from cheddar but with a much lighter body.  It pairs nicely with your favorite … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.27.11: Square Goat

Fromage of the Day, 11.27.11: Square Goat.  Buttery, earthy, and herbal, this semi-soft goat’s milk cheese actually is a square but its flavor is somewhat round; it’s a good step up in complexity from aged goat’s milk goudas.  It pairs … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.26.11: Tershling Aged Gouda

Fromage of the Day, 11.26.11:  Tershling Aged Gouda.   Sweet, balanced and smooth, this sheep’s milk aged gouda is from Holland; it’s not as a easy to love as its cow and goat counterparts, but this is still a crowd … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.25.11: Colston Basset Stilton

Fromage of the Day, 11.25.11: Colston Basset Stilton.  Buttery, crumbly, and peppery, this is the best Stilton on the U.S market and few other blues can compare with it.  It pairs nicely with your favorite hand drawn, cask porter, a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.23.11: Canestrato Madaio

Fromage of the Day, 11.23.11:  Canestrato Madaio.  Sweet, peppery and nicely balanced, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It’s the next step after you investigate more conventional Tuscan pecorinos.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Nebbiolo, a Gaffel Kolsch, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Rogue River Caveman Blue

Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Rogue River Caveman Blue.   Buttery, earthy and salty, this cow’s milk blue is from Oregon.  It’s probably what would happen if the great French affineur Herve Mons aged a Bleu D’Auvergne in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Contralto

Fromage of the Day, 11.21.11: Contralto.  Buttery, herbal and smooth, this goat’s milk cheese is made in Petaluma, California.  It’s a step up from other runny goat’s milk numbers like Bocconcini di Capra and not quite as intense as soft, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.20.11: St. Felicien

Fromage of the Day, 11.20.11: St. Felician.  Goopy, aromatic, and just a little sweet, these little circular trays of cow’s milk cheese are from France.  Like Oma and Grayson, St. Felician is on the syllabus of washed rind cheeses 101. … Continue reading

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