Thursday, April 21, 2011

Funkee!! The Joy of Cheese May Events

Funkee!! The Joy of Cheese May Events

Note the two e's and more importantly the two exclamation marks.
May is not a month for shy, subtle and gentle cheese. It's the month when the sun becomes a regular part of our lives again. It's when the coats become optional apparel during the day. It's the time when outdoors is the place to be. Yes, in May the funky days are here again.
And so is the cheese. We'll do what we do in three separate events.

May 3rd at 7:30 at d.b.a Bklyn, 113 N. 7th St. (between Wythe and Berry), Funkee!!
Seven aggressive cheeses, seven delicious beers. Commentary from yers truly on the cheese and special guest beer geek AJ Eckstein on the brews. The event last from 7:30-8:45, but the good times go on and on and on... Tickets are $25.

May 17th (note, new date) at 7:30 at Clerkenwell 49 Clinton St. Classic Funk
Where did all this funky cheese begin, where is it going. I'm a big believer in core curricula and here we'll apply to the cheese. Please join us for a survey of eight cornerstone washed rind cheeses. Tickets are $25 and you pay for your beverages separately. For more info, visit

May 18th at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St. American Funk
Insert your own George Clinton joke here. It took a while for the new American cheesemakers to embrace the European tradition of washed rind cheeses, but over the last few years, we're showing we can get down with the best of the aromatic fromages from abroad. Please join us Wednesday May 18th at 7:30 at Culturefix, 9 Clinton St, for a sampling and discussion of the very best funky American cheeses. Tickets are $25 and you pay for your beverages separately. For more information visit

As always, attendees are welcome to pay at the door, just notify me of your intentions at and I'll reserve space for you.

Monday, April 18, 2011

May at The Joy of Cheese

The theme for May is Funkee!!
Yes, two e's and two exclamation points. Fans of strong smelly stuff, this is the moment you've been waiting for.

The sked breaks out like this:
May 3rd: Funk and Beer at d.b.a Brooklyn
May 17th Funk Classics at Clerkenwell
May 18th American Funk at Culturefix

Aside from the funky classes, there will be a One Night Stand (date tba) where we will bring the 8 best cheeses at that moment.
And I'll be teaching cheese and beer class May 12 and cheese and wine May 25 at the 92nd St. Y.

More on all of this soon.