Tuesday November 8 at 7:30 at The Clerkenwell, 49 Clinton St. The Swiss Cheese Conspiracy
It’s time for fondue (I know for some it’s never not time for fondue, but I digress), and that’s a good time to explore the nutty wonders of alpine cheeses, some from alpine regions and some not. In addition there’s a lot more to the Swiss cheese and firm cheeses that melt well; we’ll explore some of the best soft cheeses from this tradition as well. Overall, we’ll explore eight or nine cheeses. Tickets are $25 (you pay for your drinks separately) and available via Brown Paper Tickets,http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/209707.
Wednesday November 9 at Premier Cru, 1169 Madison Avenue (85th St.): The Six Best Cheeses for Holiday Entertaining.
Yes, it’s that time again too. Please join us at Premier Cru, one of the Upper East Side’s most gracious wine boutiques, for a stellar tasting of six cheeses that will pair nicely with holiday beverages. Each of these six cheeses will be paired with a wine chosen by Premier Cru owner Michael Eigen. The fun begins at 7. Tickets are $45 and available via Premier Cru, 212-534-6709.
I like talking about cheese, so I created the Joy of Cheese, which is a way for people to have fun while they listen.
I come to people's homes to do cheese tastings and I hold monthly tastings at three NYC locales and I teach cheese and beverage pairing classes at the 92nd St Y. Our tastings involve 10 cheeses within a theme, fruit, dark chocolate, and two mystery cheeses.
It's a way to taste and learn about some great cheeses and if you invest the energy, it's a way to establish a vocabulary for the dialogue that goes on between your brain and palete when you taste great cheese.