Rosters Tequila and Cheese, 92Y (Uptown) May 3rd 2012

Tequila & Cheese

Instructors: Martin Johnson (Gastronomie 491, The Joy of Cheese) and Dave Herman (The Grand Tsar of Malt)

Cheese:  Cannestrato Madaio, a nutty pecorino from Casa Madaio in Castelcivita.

Corazón de Agave Tequila Blanco – Distillery Tequila San Matiás de Jalisco

This “white” tequila comes from one of the few family-owned agave estates in Jalisco. After the second distillation, oxygen is infused into the tequila to bring out its flavor & aroma.

Cheese:  Landaff, a creamy, buttery, and grassy cow’s milk cheese.

Siembra Azul Tequila Reposado – Feliciano Vivanco y Asociados

A newer brand which is the brainchild of renowned educator & connoisseur David Suro-Piñera.  They only distill in small batches & all their products are certified kosher.

Cheese: Kunik, a goat’s milk cheese from upstate NY

Los Nahuales Mezcal Reposado – Distilleria Los Danzantes

The house brand from the well-regarded Los Danzantes restaurants (1 in Oaxaca, 1 in Mexico City), this is a non-Tequila mezcal & one of the most traditional available in the US.

Cheese: Camembert Tremblaye:  shhhh, a thermalized Camembert from France.

Emelisse Rauchbier – Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse – The Netherlands

Kees Bubberman went from a master home-brewer to a brewmaster in this small Dutch brewpub. This is his take on the traditional German smoked beer.

Cheese: Tomme Crayeuse, an earthy buttery cheese from Savoie

El Tesoro de Don Felipe Tequila Añejo – Tequila Tapatio

Aging between 2 – 3 years in barrels provided by Jim Beam gives this tequila it’s golden color & complex flavor. It’s won 8 awards at spirit competitions in the last 9 years.

Cheese:  Taleggio Guffanti, a washed rind cheese from Lombardia

Don Julio “1942” Tequila Añejo – Tequila Don Julio

This masterpiece was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Don Julio’s first distillery. It’s aged in Bourbon barrels to give it a greater depth & complexity than any other tequila.

Next 92Y Class: Better Than Wine, Cheese and Beer with Maggie Fuller, May 17 at 7.


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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One Response to Rosters Tequila and Cheese, 92Y (Uptown) May 3rd 2012

  1. Nathan Metz says:

    I’ve got to get to one of these!

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