Cheese & Beer Pairing
92nd St. Y, 11.17.11
Instructors: Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese) and Maggie Fuller (12% Imports)
L’Amuse: Perhaps the best aged gouda in the world. (DD, FE, BCS)
Beer: Dormaal Amber Ale (7.5%) Brouwerij Hoften Dormaal, Belgium
L’Amuse Aged Goat Gouda: L’Amuse goat’s variation. (BCS, DD)
Beer: Dormaal White Gold
Avonlea: The leading Canadian clothbound cheddar. (DD)
Beer: Sint Canarus Tripel (7.5%), Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus, Belgium
Sozzled Pearl: A goopy blend of cow and goat’s milk wrapped in bourbon soaked grap leaves. (SC, LW)
Beer Scheldebrouwerij Lamme Goedzak
Extra Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve: A malty, nutty alpine cheese from Dodgeville, WI. (LW, BCS, E)
Beer: Stillwater Cellar Door
Twig Farm Goat Tomme: An earthy, firm, gently sweet goat’s milk cheese from West Cornwall VT. (SC)
Beer: Valeir Extra, a Belgian IPA, (6.5%), Brouwerij Contreras, Belgium
Rush Creek Reserve: Pleasant Ridge Reserve’s answer to Vacherin Mont D’Or.. (BCS, WFT, M, LW, SC)
Beer: Gaverhopke Singing Blond
Point Reyes Blue: A smooth and slightly lemony blue from CA. (DD, FE, BCS)
Beer: Emilisse Rauchbier
Rogue River Blue: The Best in Show at the 2012 American Cheese Society Judging, this cow’s milk blue from Oregon is wrapped in pear brandy-macerated grapeleaves. (LW, BCS, M)
Beer: Dugges 1/2 Idjit!* Imperial Porter, (7.5%), Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeri, Sweeden
These cheeses are available for retail sale at The Bedford Cheese Shop, 229 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Murray’s on Bleecker St., Whole Foods Fromagerie (Houston and Bowery), Dean and DeLuca in Soho, Whole Foods Tribeca, Saxelby Cheesemongers and Formaggio Essex in the Essex Market. Other great retailers include Stinky Bklyn, 261 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Artisanal at 2 Park Avenue.
About 12% Imports:
12% Imports is a Brooklyn, NY-based importer and distributor of small, artisanal breweries from Europe and North America. They commenced operations in late 2007 by self-distributing a few obscure, yet artfully crafted rareties from Belgium out of the back of their car. Since then, Twelve Percent has helped introduce and grow some of the most unique and exciting small breweries on the scene. The Twelve Percent portfolio can now be found throughout much of the United States. More information available at www.12percentimports.com.
In New York, retail outlets carrying 12% beers include: Whole Foods Bowery Beer Room, Breukelen Bier Merchants, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery, Bierkraft, Eastern District.
Bars and restaurants include: Spuyten Duyvil, Beer Table, Rattle N Hum, Blind Tiger, Cafe d’Alsace, Ginger Man, DBGB, Resto.
The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese by Jeffrey Roberts
Cheese: A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best by Max McCalman and David Gibbons
Mastering Cheese by McCalman and Gibbons
The Brewmaster’s Table by Garrett Oliver
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Beer
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