We're going to start the year with a bang--four events in three venues. Let's get right to the point.
Thursday January 8 at 6:30 at Nectar Wine Bar, 2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
The 8 Best Cheeses in New York City
Let's get back to basics with a tasting of the eight best hand crafted cheeses available in New York. No, I'm not saying exactly what we'll have, but expect names like Beeler, Mons, Cravero and Guffanti to be in the house. Oh, okay, I'll divulge this much, the Roquefort alone will be worth the price of admission. Tickets are $25; there will be dark chocolate, fruit and at least one mystery cheese (which may be ninth and/or tenth best cheese in Gotham), you pay for your drinks as you go. For reservations contact me at email@example.com or pay in advance at
Tuesday January 13 at 7 at The 92nd St. Y, 92nd and Lexington Ave
A Wine and Cheese pairing class.
I will co-lead a class with noted wine expert Meg Staloff featuring six phenomenal wines and six remarkable cheeses to match. It's a class whose theme will be revisited on April 1 and 29.
Tickets are $50 and available on the Y's website,
Wednesday January 14 and Tuesday January 27 at 7 at 10 Degrees, 121 St. Mark's Place
Blue Blue Blue!!!
Our third annual survey of six (maybe seven) of the finest blue cheeses in the world balanced by six (again, maybe seven) non blues that will match the sweet whites and ports that are recommended with these superb cheeses. The tasting will take place in the newly redecorated salon room at 10 Degrees.
Tickets are $40, $35 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets
I'm happy to answer any and all questions during the tastings and in advance at thejoyofcheese@ gmail.com