Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fromage of the Day, 02.29.12: Twig Farm Tomme

Fromage of the Day, 02.29.12:  Twig Farm Tomme.  Earthy, buttery and herbal, this goat’s milk cheese is made in Vermont.  It’s a step up in sophistication from the easy, sweet firm goat’s milk cheeses like Midnight Moon and Pantaleo.  It … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.28.12: Adelegger

Fromage of the Day, 02.28.12:  Adelegger.  Nutty, concise, and slightly sweet, this cow’s milk cheese is made in Germany.  It’s another reason to enjoy alpine cheeses year round.  It pairs nicely with you favorite Barrel 27 Syrah, a Stone Smoked … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.26.12: Bra Tenero

Fromage of the Day, 02.26.12: Bra Tenero. Very grassy (as in mouthful of meadow), buttery and malty, this cow’s milk cheese is from the Piedmont.  It takes Fontina Val D’Aosta up a notch.  It pairs with your favorite Chianti Classico, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.25.12: Cannestrato

Fromage of the Day, 02.25.12:  Cannestrato.  Buttery, peppery, and sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It’s one of my favorite table pecorinos.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Nebbiolo, a Hof Ten Dormaal Dark, a dry-ish cider, or … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.23.11: Across The Pond

Fromage of the Day, 02.23.11: Across The Pond.  Buttery, a touch gamey and complex, this washed rind cow’s milk cheese is from the Finger Lakes region of New York.  It pairs well with your favorite amber ale, an unoaked Boomer … Continue reading

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An Update on Thursday’s Cheese and Beer Class at 92Y

Oh well.  This event has been canceled.  We will do it again April 19 at the 92Y.   Turnout at Thursday’s 92Y Cheese and Beer class is still looking kinda light. You know what that means, right? More cheese and … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.21.12: Dante

Fromage of the Day, 02.21.12: Dante.  Sweet, buttery, salty and very well articulated, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Wisconsin.  Is it an American answer to pecorino or to Manchego, or is it it’s own special beast, free from the … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.20.12: Hooligan

Fromage of the Day, 02.20.12: Hooligan.  Onioney, aromatic, and aggressive, this washed rind cow’s milk cheese is the flagship soft cheese of Cato’s Corner Farm in Colchester Connecticut.  Others in this series include Despearado, Drunk Monk, and Drunken Hooligan.  It … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.19.12: Wilde Weide

Fromage of the Day, 02.19.12: Wilde Weide.  Tangy, sweet and crumbly, this superb Aged Gouda is made of cow’s milk in Holland.  It pairs well with your favorite India Pale Ale, a Sparina Gavi di Gavi, an Isastegi Cider, or … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.18.12: Spring Brook Tarentaise

Fromage of the Day, 02.18.12: Spring Brook Tarentaise.  Nutty, smooth and almost silken in mouthfeel, this cow’s milk cheese is made in Vermont.  It is one of two Vermonter takes on the classic French alpine cheese Tomme D’Abondance.  It pairs … Continue reading

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