Category Archives: Fromage of the Day FoD

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 12

The Westside Market East Village is  a big store with 18,000 square feet and probably 75 employees. There’s a fair amount of turnover which often results a new person asking me what do I do. It’s not obvious since I … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

I have two classes in the coming weeks. Summer Red Wines and Cheeses to Match.  Pretty self explanatory, eh?  It’s at the 92nd St. Y, June 25 at 7.  Michael Whidden and I will present five pairings of cheese and … Continue reading

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Possibly the Coolest Cheese Tasting Ever

And I’ve held a lot of them. Here are the details. September 18 and December 4:  The Cheese Pairing Showdown:  Beer vs. Wine Martin Johnson with Maggie Fuller (beer expert) and Michael Whidden (wine authority) Which beverage pairs better with … Continue reading

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Upcoming! The Fall Cheese and Beer/Wine/Whiskey Classes at the 92nd St. Y

September 18:  The Cheese Pairing Showdown:  Beer vs. Wine Martin Johnson with Maggie Fuller (beer expert) and Michael Whidden (wine authority) Which beverage pairs better with cheese, beer or wine?  Join us as we explore the issue by pairing five … Continue reading

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That NY Times Story

It came up three times today, so those of you just tuning into the narrative, here’s that NY Times story, a story about me rather than by me, but happily a story about writinhg that I’ve done, albeit on cheese … Continue reading

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Rosters: Rieslings and Cheese, 92Y 07.31.14

Cheeses and Rieslings 92Y July 31, 2014 Instructors: Martin Johnson (Gastronomie 491 & The Joy of Cheese) and Michael Whidden (AI Selections)   Cheese: Berkswell (raw sheep’s milk, England): a buttery, nutty sheep’s milk cheese that splits the difference between … Continue reading

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