Monthly Archives: February 2022

Fromage of the Day, 02.28.22: Fontina Valle D’Aosta

Buttery, herbal and slightly fungal, this delight is from Italy and it’s the only cheese that should be called Fontina. It’s the Ella to the Louis of your favorite Sangiovese or a Saison Dupont. If it was a classic Blue … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.27.22: Hooligan

Beefy, oniony and aromatic, this washed rind gem is from Connecticut. It’s the Lester Flatt to the Earl Scruggs of your favorite Sauternes, a Hermit Thrush sour, or an Arnold Palmer. If it was a jazz great, it would be … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.26.22: Alsatian Munster

Dank, barnyard-ey and smooth, this smelly monster is from France. It’s the Snoopy to the Woodstock of your favorite port, an imperial pastry stout, or a screwdriver. Yes, a screwdriver. If it was a Werner Herzog film, it would Aguirre: … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.25.22: Keen’s Cheddar

Earthy, crumbly and horseradish-ey, this classic cheddar is from England. It’s the Lamont to the Sanford of your favorite Pinot Noir, a Baltic Porter, or a rum based cocktail. If it was a jazz pianist, it would be Thelonious Monk, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.24.22: Epoisses

Aromatic, lush and addictive, this barnyardy beast hails from France. It’s the Fonteyn to the Nureyev of your favorite Spatlese Riesling, a Citra hopped IPA or a small batch bourbon. If it was a David Bowie recording, it would be … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.23.22: Marcel Petite Fort Saint Antoine Comte

Seductive, nutty and smooth, this amazing cheese is from the French Jura. It’s the Maddie Hayes to the David Addison of your favorite Rhone Valley red wine, a barrel aged sour, or less peaty scotch. If it was a contemporary … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.22.22: Ticklemore

Smooth, lemony and herbacious, this firm goat’s milk cheese is made in England. It’s the Ginger to the Fred of your favorite Gruner Veltliner, a Czech Pilsner, or a cocktail on the sweet side. If it was a British soul … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.21.22: Midnight Moon

Smooth, herbal and approachable, this goat’s milk gouda is from Cypress Grove cheese in northern California. It’s the Sanford to the Lamont of your favorite Chablis, a West Coast IPA, or a rye based cocktail. If it was a Miles … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.20.22: Doddington

Caramel-ey, sharp and complex, this cheese is or at least was made in England. It’s the Rhoda Morganstern to the Mary Richards of your favorite Pinot Noir, a Strata hopped hazy IPA, or a rum-based cocktail. If it was a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.18.22: Cravero Reggiano

Sweet, luscious and pineapple-y, this superb Reggiano comes from fifth generation affineur Giorgio Cravero. It’s the Clifford Brown to the Max Roach of your favorite Amarone, a farmhouse ale or a gin based cocktail. If it was a tenor saxophone … Continue reading

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