Tag Archives: Italy

Fromage of the Day, 04.27.22: Blu di Moncenisio

Creamy, smooth and earthy, this cow’s milk blue is from far northern Italy.  It pairs well with your favorite Chianti Classico, a Belgian Trippel, an Elmer T. Lee, or an off dry cider.  If it was a Tortoise recording, it … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 04.12.22: Canestrato

Floral, wooly and highlighted by a finishing note of buttered popcorn, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Italy. It’s the Ornette to the Don Cherry of your favorite Aglianico, a dry Farmhouse ale, or a Basque Cidre. If it was … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 04.04.22: Caprotto

Tangy in a citrus-ey sort of way, lean and sweet, this firm goat’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It’s the Will to the Jada of your favorite Toscana Bianco, a Kolsch, an Basque Cider, or a Whistle Pig rye.  If … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.18.22: Brescianella Stagionata

Aromatic, oozy in the extreme and well, what else do you really need to know?  This wonderful Italian cheese is made in northern Italy.  It’s the Sophia Loren to the Carlo Ponti of your favorite late harvest Riesling, an Ommegang … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.06.22: Gorgonzola Cremificato

Super rich, ultra creamy, and kinda addictive, this cow’s milk cheese is from Italy.  It is the longed for cross between mascarpone and blue cheese.  It is the Lou Reed to the Laurie Anderson of your favorite Soave, a Pastry … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.03.22: Calcagno

Wooly, gritty and slightly sweet, this unfairly obscure sheep’s milk delight is made in Sardinia and Campania. It’s the Sarah Jessica to the Matthew of your favorite Gavi di Gavi, Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale, or a small batch bourbon. … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 03.02.22: Red Rock

Earthy, pungent and smooth, this blued cheddar is from Wisconsin. It’s the Cher to the Sonny of your favorite Barberra, a dark mild or a citrusy cocktail. If it was a contemporary filmmaker it would be Lisa Cholodenko, approachable but … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.28.22: Fontina Valle D’Aosta

Buttery, herbal and slightly fungal, this delight is from Italy and it’s the only cheese that should be called Fontina. It’s the Ella to the Louis of your favorite Sangiovese or a Saison Dupont. If it was a classic Blue … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 02.18.22: Cravero Reggiano

Sweet, luscious and pineapple-y, this superb Reggiano comes from fifth generation affineur Giorgio Cravero. It’s the Clifford Brown to the Max Roach of your favorite Amarone, a farmhouse ale or a gin based cocktail. If it was a tenor saxophone … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 01.13.22: La Tur

Complex, light and creamy, this northern Italian delight is made from a combination of cow, goat and sheep’s milk. It pairs well with your favorite Nebbiolo, Glenlivet, or a barrel aged sour. If it was a phase of David Bowie’s … Continue reading

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