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The Beer and Cheese Pairings Will Return Soon

I’ve been dealing with a flare up of carpal tunnel.

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92Y Winter/Spring 2015

March 12th:  The All American There’s more to American whiskey than bourbon and more to American cheese than Pleasant Ridge Reserve.  Come explore the range! http://www.92y.org/Event/The-All-American April 9th: Bruisin’ for a Cruisin’:  Big California Cabs and other potent wines and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Cheese Events at the 92nd St. Y

All classes are $45 except the December wine v. beer class.  November 6:  Only the Strong Survive: Beers with high ABV and cheeses to match Martin Johnson with Maggie Fuller Is it a post mid term election celebration or a … Continue reading

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Gastronomie 491 Cheese Plate of the Moment 09.10.13

What we’re feeling these days: Pantaleo (a tangy, floral Sardinian goat’s milk cheese) Roquefort Le Meunier (sweet, earthy and peppery in perfection dimension), Oma (earthy, buttery Vermonter), augmented by candied pecans, fig jam, and grapes. Ideal when accompanied by your … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 06.28.13: Avonlea

Fromage of the Day, 06.28.13: Avonlea.  Earthy, complex and sharp, this clothbound cheddar is made on Prince Edward Island.  It pairs nicely with y0ur favorite Chenin Blanc (a vastly underrated combination), a T’Gaverhopke Extra or Singing Blonde, an Elmer T. … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.11.13: Rolf Beeler Gruyere

Fromage of the Day, 03.11.13:  Rolf Beeler Gruyere.  Densely nutty, grassy, and slightly malty, this is my gold standard for Gruyere.  It pairs nicely with your favorite…wait for it, this segment has been gone for six weeks…Chateauneuf du Pape, a … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.12.13: Cornish Yarg

Fromage of the Day, 01.12.13: Cornish Yarg.  Herbal, grassy and crumbly, this cow’s milk cheese is from England.  It pairs well with your favorite oaky Chardonnay (c’mon you have one, yes you do, but we’ll keep it a secret), a … Continue reading

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The Joy of Cheese January Events

Thursday January 10:  Fortified:  Ports, Sherries and Beyond with Cheeses to Match at 92Y Uptown, 92nd and Lexington Stilton and Port is a classic combination but there are plenty of amazing pairing opportunities with the unique sweetness found in various … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 11.12.12: Epoisses

Fromage of the Day, 11.12.11: Epoisses.  Aromatic, sweet and deep, this wonderful washed rind cow’s milk cheese is from France.  It pairs nicely with a Hermann Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling, an T-Gaverhopke Extra, a Four Roses Small Batch, or an … Continue reading

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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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