Category Archives: thoughts and musings

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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I Don’t Know if I’m More Mad at the Writer or at the Editor

The NY Times ran this piece on fresh ricotta, and yet it fails to mention the very best locally made ricotta, Salvatore. Salvatore is not some sort of secret of the cognoscenti, the Times itself ran a piece on them. … Continue reading

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