Category Archives: rosters

At VinePair on Cheese and Craft Beer

This isn’t your usual what IPA to pair with Roquefort kind of piece. The Craft Beer and Cheese Businesses Have a Lot in Common, But Only One Is Surging words: MARTIN JOHNSON illustration: DANIELLE GRINBERG     On a blustery, wintry day in … 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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On The Utterly Weird Experience of Being Refused Service

  Yeah, I didn’t think THAT happened anymore. I run the cheese, cured meats and beer program for an upscale retail market and cafe on the Upper West Side called Gastronomie 491.  My boss loves the Buon Italia bresaola, and … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.15.14: Doddington

Fromage of the Day, 03.15.14: Doddington.  Tangy, slighty sweet and sharp, this raw cow’s milk cheese is made in England.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Dolcetto, a Stillwater/Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar Remix, an Elmer T. Lee, or a Farnum Hill Dry … Continue reading

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Rosters: Only the Strong Survive, Cheese and Beer, 92Y, December 5, 2013

Only the Strong Survive A Potent Cheese and Beer Pairing Instructors: Maggie Fuller (12% Imports) Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese, Gastronomie 491) L’Amuse: Aged Gouda from an innovative affineur in Holland Omnipollo – Fatamorgana (8% Imperial IPA brewed with Oats … Continue reading

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More Rosters: Evil Twin v. The Joy of Cheese at Breukelen Bier Merchants October 22nd

Evil Twin vs. The Joy of Cheese October 22, Breukelen Bier Merchants   Evil Twin Low Life (5.5% German Style Pilsner) Berkswell: An English sheep cheese that bridges the Italian and French traditions.   Femme Fatale Brett (6% 100% Brett-Fermented … Continue reading

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Rosters: The 12% Solution at Gastronomie 491 October 29, 2013

The 12% Solution Instructors: Maggie Fuller (12% Imports) and Martin Johnson (Gastronomie 491) Cheese: Berkswell, an English sheep’s milk cheese from the appropriately named Ram Hall, this cheese blends the Italian Pecorino tradition with the Basque approach. Beer: Evil Twin … Continue reading

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