Fromage of the Day, 09.07.12: Avonlea

Fromage of the Day, 09.07.12: Avonlea. Earthy, floral and sharp, this clothbound cheddar is from Canada.  It pairs well with your favorite Saison, a Hermann Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling, a Doc’s cider or an Elmer T. Lee.  If it was a Beth Orton remix it would be Roots Manuva’s take on “Daybreaker,” concise and intense.  The Joy of Cheese Late Summer Events continue September 12 at Gastronomie 491 with a sampling of six cheeses with six beers from Brewery Ommegang.  Details are here,


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 Fromage of the Day, 09.07.12: Avonlea

  1. tevirselrahc says:

    This is one of my favourite cheddars – and it does pair very well with a good apple cider!

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