Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fromage of the Day, 05.31.12: Tomme Brebis Vache

Fromage of the Day, 05.31.12: Tomme Brebis Vache.  Smooth, herbal, and gently sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese is from France.  It pairs well with your favorite Flemish Red Ale, a Mouton Noir O.P.P., a cider on the dry side like … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day 05.30.12: Cantal

Fromage of the Day 05.30.12:  Cantal  Buttery, crumbly, and tangy, this cow’s milk cheese is from France.  It pairs well with your favorite Gamay, a Founders Cerise, a Templeton Rye or almost any cider ever made.  If it was a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.29.12: Bethmale Chevre

Fromage of the Day, 05.29.12: Bethmale Chevre.  Subtle, herbal and complex at the finish, this firm goat’s milk cheese is from the French Pyrenees.  It pairs well with your favorite Albarino, an Ommegang BPA, a Templeton Rye or a Bordelet … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.28.12: Marcel Petit Comte

Fromage of the Day, 05.28.12: Marcel Petit Comte.  Fruity, subtle, and nutty, this French member of the Gruyere family is from the Jura.  It pairs well with your favorite Gewurztraminer, a Stone Vertical, a Farnum Hill Very Dry, or a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.24.12: Dorset

Fromage of the Day, 05.24.12: Dorset.  Gamey, grassy and buttery, this cow’s milk cheese is from Vermont.  It pairs nicely with your favorite oaky Chardonnay, a Hof Ten Dormaal Blond, an Elmer T. Lee, or a Farnum Hill Dry Cider. … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.13.12: Caprino Stagionata

Fromage of the Day, 05.13.12: Caprino Stagionata.  Nutty, herbal and balanced, this goat’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Toscano Bianco, an Ommeganag Rare Vos, or a Bordelet Sidre.  I think this is too subtle … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.11.12: Brie Jouvence

Fromage of the Day, 05.11.12: Brie Jouvence.  Dense, fungal and direct, this is about as close to the real thing as an American can get in the States without resorting to smuggling.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Chablis, a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.10.12: L’Amuse

Fromage of the Day, 05.10.12: L’Amuse.  Tangy, sweet, and salty, this cow’s milk cheese is from Holland; Beemster never had it so good.  It pairs with your favorite Gavi di Gavi, an Evil Twin Yang, a very dry cider or … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.09.12: Cinerino

Fromage of the Day, 05.09.12: Cinerino.  Herbal, buttery and ashy, this Italian sheep’s milk cheese is rubbed with the ashes of burnt myrtle trees.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Chianti Classico, a Schneider Aventinus, an Elmer T. Lee, or … Continue reading

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Rosters: May 8 at Gastronomie 491

The Joy of Cheese/Gastronomie Minatures Better Red Than Dead: An Express Set of Pairings Martin Johnson (Gastronomie 491) Michael Whidden (AI Selections) Cheese: Kunik: A super creamy goat’s milk cheese from the southern Adirondacks. Wine: Lambrusco (Emilio Romagna) Cheese:  Ossau Iraty: a … Continue reading

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