Monday, July 2, 2007

The Joy of Cheese presents Mostly Mons

The Joy of Cheese Presents Mostly Mons

Move over Mozart, July is time for great French cheese, and those cheeses are typically aged by affineurs.

The July edition of the Tuesday Tasting series at 10 Degrees will hold a post-Bastille Day celebration with a survey of great French cheese and the focus is on the work of affineurs like Herve Mons, Chantal Plasse and Pascal Bellevaire. We will explore the extraordinary range of cheeses handled by these three and we will do some A-B comparisons of cheeses from affineurs and those not. Expect at least 12 and probably 16 or 17 great cheeses from all over France.

This should be a lot of fun. These are cheeses that should pair well with almost every white wine on the menu and several of the fruitier reds.

The tastings are scheduled for Tuesdays July 17th and 24th as well as Thursday July 19th.

As always the tastings run from just after 7 until around 8:30 at 10 Degrees, the wonderful wine and high end spirits bar at 121 St. Marks Place in the East Village. Admission to the tasting is $30 and you pay for your drinks as you go.

Reservations are a must. Contact me at

Next tastings August 14, 16 and 21: Cheeses for Summer Wines


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