Fromage of the Day, 06.28.13: Avonlea

avonleaFromage of the Day, 06.28.13: Avonlea.  Earthy, complex and sharp, this clothbound cheddar is made on Prince Edward Island.  It pairs nicely with y0ur favorite Chenin Blanc (a vastly underrated combination), a T’Gaverhopke Extra or Singing Blonde, an Elmer T. Lee or a Naked Flock Cider.  If it was a Miles Davis recording, it would be Get Up With It, dense and ferocious.  The next cheese event is a cheese and hard cider pairing at 92nd St. Y, July 11.  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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