Cheese & Beer Pairing
92nd St. Y, 06.21.12
Instructors: Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese, Gastronomie 491) and Dave Herman (Grand Tsar of Malt)
Calcagno: A firm, floral pecorino from Sardinia..
Beer: Evil Twin Mad Dog Pale Ale (American Pale Ale, Denmark/Brookly) 4.75% ABV
L’Amuse: A superb Aged Gouda from Holland.
Beer: Omnipollo Leon (Belgian Pale Ale, Sweeden) 6.5% ABV
Monte Enebro: A blue rinded, soft goat’s milk cheese from Spain.
Beer: Hopefenstark Olstalgia Blond (CA) 5% ABV
St. Pat: A rich creamy cow’s milk cheese from Northern California.
Beer Stillwater Cellar Door/Debutante (U.S) 6.6% ABV/6.4 ABV
Caprotto: A firm goat’s milk cheese from Castelcivita.
Beer: Cazeau Tournay Tripel
Camembert Tremblaye: As close to the real thing as you can get here.
Beer: Hof Ten Dormaal Blond (Belgium) 8% ABV
Isle of Mull Cheddar: Fruity and rich at the start then rugged, smokey and sharp at the finish, this cloth bound cheddar is from Scotland.
Beer: Evil Twin Before and After Xmas (Denmark) 8% ABV
Point Reyes Blue: A sweet cow’s milk blue from California. .
Beer: Keegan’s Mother’s Milk Stout.
These cheeses are available for retail sale at Gastrnomie 491, 491 Columbus Avenue (83rd-84th). Other great places to shop include The Bedford Cheese Shop, Murray’s on Bleecker St., Whole Foods Bowery, Dean and DeLuca in Soho, Whole Foods Tribeca, Eataly, Saxelby Cheesemongers and Formaggio Essex, Stinky Bklyn, and Artisanal.
About 12% Imports:
Many of tonight’s beers are from 12% Imports, a Brooklyn, NY-based importer and distributor of small, artisanal breweries from Europe and North America. They commenced operations in late 2007 by self-distributing a few obscure, yet artfully crafted rareties from Belgium out of the back of their car. Since then, Twelve Percent has helped introduce and grow some of the most unique and exciting small breweries on the scene. The Twelve Percent portfolio can now be found throughout much of the United States. More information available at www.12percentimports.com.
In New York, retail outlets carrying 12% beers include: Whole Foods Bowery Beer Room, Breukelen Bier Merchants, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery, Bierkraft, Eastern District.
Bars and restaurants include: Spuyten Duyvil, Beer Table, Rattle N Hum, Blind Tiger, Cafe d’Alsace, Ginger Man, DBGB, Resto, ACBC: Alphabet City Beer Company.
The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese by Jeffrey Roberts
Cheese: A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best by Max McCalman and David Gibbons
Mastering Cheese by McCalman and Gibbons
The Brewmaster’s Table by Garrett Oliver
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Beer
For more wonderful cheese information please visit thejoyofcheese.wordpress.com