Fromage of the Day, 11.27.12: Pleasant Ridge Reserve

Fromage of the Day, 11.27.12: Pleasant Ridge Reserve.  Nutty, crisp, and fruity, this cow’s milk cheese is from Dodgeville Wisconsin.  I don’t think I exaggerate when I say it’s one of the new American classics.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Barolo, an Emilisse Rauchbier, a very very dry cider or a Redemption Rye.  If it was a Radiohead recording, it would be Kid A, familiar, different and fundamental to everything that came after.  The Joy of Cheese Autumn Events conclude with two 92nd St. Y classes: Sparkling Wines and Cheese (November 29) and Cheese and Whiskey (December 6).  For more information, visit


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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