Rosters: 92Y 12.15.11: Cheese and Whiskey

We did one cheese and wine pairing, one cheese and beer pairing and then four cheese and whiskey pairings.

Cheese & Whiskey Pairing

92nd St. Y, 12.15.11

Instructors: Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese) and Dave Herman (Grand Tsar
of Malt)

Round 1
Tomme Ballad: A firm goat’s milk cheese that is rubbed in maple. (BCS)
Wine: Camillo Donati Malvasia Secco 2009- 100% Malvasia di Candia wine-
Azienda Agricola Donati Camillo- Arola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Round 2
Lincolnshire Poacher: A cheddar-like cheese from England made with alpine
cheese culture. (DD, M, SC, BCS)
Beer: Dormaal Amber Ale (7.5%) Brouwerij Hoften Dormaal, Belgium
Round 3
Berkswell:  A english sheep cheese that comments on the pecorino style. (BCS,
Whiskey: Redbreast 12 year old Whiskey- Irish Whiskey- New Midleton Distillery-
Midleton, County Cork, Ireland

Round 4
Ossau Iraty Andante: The Basque’s region’s signature firm sheep’s milk cheese
but aged by a master Northern California cheesemaker.
Whiskey: Templeton Rye

Round 5
L’Amuse :  A small producer Aged Gouda from southern Holland. (BCS))
Whiskey: WhistlePig- Straight Rye Whiskey- WhistlePig Farm Distillery-
Shoreham, Vermont

Round 6
Pleasant Ridge Reserve: An alpine style cheese made in Dodgeville, WI, this is
arguably America’s best cheese. (BCS, DD, LW, SC, WFT, LW and many others)
Whiskey: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban- Single Malt Scotch- Glenmorangie
Distillery- Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland


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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