Category Archives: thoughts and musings

Okay, So What Happened to Fromage of the Day?

Two things got in the way of this blog during the last month.  For one, I am doing new signage for the cheese case at Gastronomie 491, (491 Columbus Ave, between 83rd and 84th on Manhattan’s Upper West Side), and … Continue reading

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Daphne

Let’s take a break for a minute to praise Daphne Zepos, who passed away yesterday at an age that is far too young to ponder. I’d heard about Daphne long before I met her seven years ago, and everyone that … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.10.12: L’Amuse

Fromage of the Day, 05.10.12: L’Amuse.  Tangy, sweet, and salty, this cow’s milk cheese is from Holland; Beemster never had it so good.  It pairs with your favorite Gavi di Gavi, an Evil Twin Yang, a very dry cider or … Continue reading

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Finally, Word is Out

This article was nice to wake up to. http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/high-end-takeout-at-gastronomie-491/?scp=1&sq=Gastronomie%20491&st=cse And yes, that’s what I’ve been up to for the first quarter 2012. I think it’s a very Joy of Cheese style case. So far, the following affineurs are represented in the case: … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.04.12: Selles Sur Cher

Fromage of the Day, 01.04.12: Selles Sur Cher.  Creamy, herbal and smooth, this is one of the classic French chevres; every cheese lover should have it at least once.  It pairs well with your favorite Gavi di Gavi, a Pilsner … Continue reading

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Cheese and Beer Elsewhere

Specifically, my weekly Brooklyn Brewery pairing. http://www.brooklynbrewery.com/blog/2011/10/19/wednesday-cheese-pairing-oct-19/

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Beer and Cheese elsewhere in the blogosphere

http://www.brooklynbrewery.com/blog/2011/10/12/wednesday-cheese-pairing-oct-12/

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Fromage of the Day, 09.19.11: Cardo

Fromage of the Day, 09.19.11: Cardo.  Sprawling, herbal and aromatic, this washed rind goat’s milk cheese (yes it’s the next stop in the progression after Manchester and Mont St. Francis and before Holzemer Geiss) is made in England. It pairs … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.11.11: Roquefort Mons

This day is charged with meaning, so why not make FoD about the best cheese I’ve ever tasted?  Fromage of the Day, 09.11.11: Roquefort Mons.  Earthy, peppery and sweet in perfect porportion and brilliant exposition, this sheep’s milk classic is … Continue reading

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Plus ca Change

About six months ago, I wrote this piece about how shopping for great cheese in New York City is mostly a downtown and Brooklyn affair.  This week I looked at the cheese departments of two respected Manhattan retailers, and I … Continue reading

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