Category Archives: culinary

Beer and Cheese Pairings August 9

Sunday was a fun day to pair beer and cheese at Westside Market East Village. For one, customer traffic was busy enough to sustain tastings all shift (it really sucks to pause with a beer half way done because it’s … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 7

Eight years ago or so, when I did my first cheese and beer class I paired all of the goat’s milk cheeses with wheat beers. What I did Friday night illustrated how much more I know about cheese and especially … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 2 and August 3

Sunday at Westside Market East Village was insufferably slow. I endured the ignominy of pouring out several ounces of beer that had gone flat in its sample cups. OTOH, Monday was crazy busy, but sane. Unlike some Mondays where customers … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings July 31

Usually by the time customers arrive at the Westside Market, East Village on Friday late afternoon/early evening, they are already in weekend mode. I’ve learned to take advantage of this chill by offering pairing with good talking points. Unlike Mondays … Continue reading

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At the Beer Geeks TV Blog on My Beer and Cheese Pairing Strategies

Always a topic close to my heart. http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/7/31/who-paired-my-cheese

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Beer and Cheese Pairings July 29

Ever since I got the keys to the proverbial car for the beer program at Westside Market East Village, I’ve been longing to bring in a real German—as in from Germany, not an American lager made with close fealty to … Continue reading

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Rosters: Cheese and Riesling, 92Y July 30

Cheeses & Rieslings July 30, 2015; 92nd St. Y Instructors: Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese and Westside Market, East Village) and Michael Whidden (Banville Wine Merchants) Cheese: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar (pasteurized cow’s milk, Vermont): the new gold standard for … Continue reading

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