Fromage of the Day, 12.17.11: Tomme Ballad

Fromage of the Day, 12.17.11: Tomme Ballad.  Well balanced, gently sweet, and slightly nutty, this semi soft goat’s milk cheese is made in Northern California; it’s rubbed in maple, making it the sibling of Tomme Dolce, the firm goat that is rubbed in plum preserves.  It pairs with your favorite Orange Wine, a Rogue Dead Guy Ale, or a Farnum Hill Extra Dry Cider.  If it was a jazz ensemble, it would be the Dave Holland Quintet, rock solid in so many ways.   The Joy of Cheese wishes everyone Happy Holidays.  The January Events will be announced next week.


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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