Fromage of the Day, 04.25.12: Casatica di Bufala

Fromage of the Day, 04.25.12: Casatica di Bufala.  Creamy, gamey, and complex, this bloomy rind cheese is made from the milk of water buffalo in Italy.  It pairs well with your favorite Toscano Bianco, a Hof Ten Dormaal Amber, a dryish cider, or an Elmer T. Lee.  If it was a phase of Neil Young’s career it would be Buffalo Springfield, because I like cheap humor more than you think I do.  These are The Joy of Cheese Spring Events (So Far); one  highlight is a Cheese and Tequila pairing May 3 at the 92nd St. Y.  For more information, visit


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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