Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fromage of the Day, 07.01.12: Drunken Hooligan

Fromage of the Day, 07.01.12: Drunken Hooligan.  Gamey, sweet, and aromatic, this variation on Hooligan (see FoD 06.30) is washed in young red wine from Priam Vineyard.  It pairs well with your favorite Vouvray, a Pretty Things Baby Tree,  an … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.30.12: Hooligan

Fromage of the Day, 06.30.12: Hooligan.  Soft, stinky and onion-ey, this washed rind cow’s milk cheese is from Connecticut.  It pairs with your favorite Spatlese Reisling, an Ommegang Hennepin, a Scrumpy hard cider, or the smoothest bourbon you know.  If … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.29.12: Brillat Savarin

Fromage of the Day, 06.29.12: Brillat Savarin. Rich, creamy and addictive, this triple cream is from France.  It pairs nicely with your favorite bubbly, an Ommegang Rare Vos, or a sparkling cider of some sort (I don’t know what whiskey … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.28.12: Roncal

Fromage of the Day, 06.28.12: Roncal.  Piquant, olivey, and gamy, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Spain.  It pairs well with your favorite Tempranillo, an Allagash White, an Elmer T. Lee, or a cider from the sweeter side.  If it … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.27.12: Mont St. Francis

Fromage of the Day, 06.27.12: Mont St. Francis.  Funky, lean, and herbal, this washed rind goat’s milk cheese is from Indiana.  It pairs well with your favorite Vouvray, a Hof Ten Dormaal Blond, a Doc’s Pear Cider, or a Michter’s … Continue reading

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Wait Til Next Year

After investing considerable hope and anticipation, it’s with more than a little regret and frustration that I have to announce my withdrawal from this year’s Cheesemonger Invitational. I’m going to miss a great party (if you’re in NYC, you really … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.21.12: Challerhocker

Fromage of the Day, 06.21.12: Challerhocker.  Nutty, slightly sweet, and complex, this cow’s milk cheese is from Switzerland.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Dolcetto d’Alba, a Smuttynose Robust Porter, a Farnum Hill Dry Cider, or an Elmer T. Lee … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.20.12: Marcel Petite Comte

Fromage of the Day, 06.20.12:  Marcel Petit Comte. Nutty, fruity and delicately well balanced, this cow’s milk cheese is from the French side of the Jura. It pairs nicely with your favorite Pinot Noir, a Stone Smoked Porter, a dryish … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.19.12: Coolea

Fromage of the Day, 06.19.12: Coolea.  Sweet in a gingerbread sort of way, crumbly and salty, this aged gouda is made in County Cork Ireland.  It pairs with your favorite IPA, a Florian Mollet Sancerre, the driest cider you know, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.18.12: Lazy Lady La Roche

Fromage of the Day, 06.18.12: Lazy Lady La Roche.  Bright, tangy, and herbal, this bloomy rind goat’s milk cheese is from Vermont.  It pairs well with your favorite Sancerre (oh yeah!!), a Stillwater Cellar Door, or a Farnum Hill Dry … Continue reading

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