Tag Archives: California

Fromage of the Day, 03.27.22: Red Hawk

Funky, creamy and seductive, this washed rind, creamy cow’s milk cheese is from Northern California.  It’s the Brownie to the Max of your favorite Riesling, a barrel aged sour, a Four Roses Small Batch.  If it was a Secret Society … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.05.22: Lambchopper

Sweet, buttery and smooth, this sheep’s milk aged gouda is from Cypress Grove Cheese is northern California. It’s the Laura Petrie to the Rob of your favorite Pinot Noir, old school West Coast IPA or a Rye Whiskey. If it … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.21.22: Midnight Moon

Smooth, herbal and approachable, this goat’s milk gouda is from Cypress Grove cheese in northern California. It’s the Sanford to the Lamont of your favorite Chablis, a West Coast IPA, or a rye based cocktail. If it was a Miles … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.15.22: Fiscalini Bandaged Cheddar

Dank, earthy and sharp, this is one of the first American clothbound cheddars, and it’s from California. It’s the Cannonball Adderley to the Nancy Wilson of your favorite Nebbiolo, Brown Ale or less peaty Scotch. If it was a Talking … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.28.22: Point Reyes Blue

Lean, easygoing and a touch lemony, this award winning blue is from California. It’s Wynona to the Naomi of your favorite Vouvray, a Strata hopped IPA (mmmm, passion fruit overtones), or a cocktail without the kitchen sink in it. If … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, Collected

For about five years, approximately 2009-2014, I did a regular blog post called Fromage of the Day where I introduced and paired a cheese then I compared it to a cultural touchstone. Here’s a grouping of them. https://thejoyofcheese.wordpress.com/?s=Fromage+of+the+Day

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Beer and Cheese Pairing Notes January 5

Beer and Cheese Pairings January 5, 2016 My series of pairings featuring dark beers and blues got off to an excellent start. Both Sunday and Monday, people were receptive to the offerings, and that was my primary concern. In the … Continue reading

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