Rosters: Cheese and Whiskey 92Y Uptown 03.07.13

Instructors, Martin Johnson and Dave Herman

Round  1

Keen’s Cheddar: One of THE classic English cheddars.

Whiskey: Death’s Door White Whiskey – Wisconsin (40% abv)

This style allows you to taste all the grains before the barrel has its say.

Round  2

Pantaleo: Bright, floral, and sweet, this firm goat’s milk cheese is from Sardinia.

Whiskey: Hibiki 12 Year Old Whisky – Japan (43% abv))

Suntory blends its single malts to create this stunner.

Round  3

Challerhocker:  A nutty alpine cheese from Switzerland.

Whiskey: Templeton Small Batch Rye – Iowa (40% abv)

Based on a Prohibition-era recipe rumored to have a famous fan.

Round  4

Rush Creek Reserve:  Woodsey, mushroomey and incredibly smooth, this Vacherin Mont D’Or imitator is made in Wisconsin.

Whiskey: Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch – Scotland (43% abv)

“Best Sherried Whiskey” in the 2006 Single Malt World Cup.

Round  5

Bra Duro:  A firm, earthy cow’s milk cheese from Italy.    

Whiskey: Hancock’s President’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon – Kentucky (44.45% abv)

A lesser-known Bourbon from a celebrated catalog.

Round  6

Ewe’s Blue:  A sweet yet potent blue from Chatham, NY.  .

Whiskey: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey – Kentucky (45% abv)

Made with winter wheat, it’s lighter & smoother than most Bourbons & Ryes.



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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