Tag Archives: Cheese

Cheeseplate – “Winnimere” from Jasper Hill Farm

  Occasionally I find a cheese that should be served alone – a singular cheese which merits undivided attention and appreciation. “Winnimere” from Jasper Hill Farm  is such a cheese. Made only in winter when the milk from the farm’s Ayrshire cows achieves its highest fat content, the cheese is washed in beer from the neighboring Hill Farmstead […]

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Cheese Class – From Switzerland with Love

Imagine – a lush meadow high in the Swiss Alps where contented brown cows feast upon the verdant carpet of lush grasses, herbs and delicate alpine wildflowers; from afar comes the sound of yodeling. (On second thought, get rid of the yodeling.) It is a scene such as this that provides a snapshot of the genesis […]

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Belly Redux

When  first visiting Belly Wine Bar,  I relized that I would have to bring the other three Wineaux here. However, rounding up the gang of four – Eleni, Katrin, Rodney and myself –  is not a simple task since we’ve all dispersed – with the exception of myself – from the Hub. Yet, the holidays […]

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Cheese Plate – “Kinsman Ridge”

I was in Central Bottle + Provisions to do a little wine shopping but no visit to the shop is complete without some cheese tasting. Cheesemonger Stephanie Santos offered me sample tastes of cheeses she had recently added to the inventory. As soon as I tasted “Kinsman Ridge” from Landaff Creamery, I knew I’d be leaving […]

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My Foliage Cheese Plate – and a Musing

From the left – Cantal, Black Madonna, Black Ledge Blue An autumn dinner party – the menu, Julia’s “Gigot à la Moutarde” from Mastering the Art. For the most part, the wines would be single-vineyard Argentine Malbecs. My contribution to dinner, as it most often is, would be the cheese course. I was looking for […]

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“Summah Cheese + Rosé”

 Some have a “basketball jones” while others jones for rosé. We at WineDineWithUs are of the latter sort. In fact, our colleague Eleni created the “Rosé Society” to evangelically promote this style of wine. Couple this with my extreme devotion to good cheese and the class “Summah Cheese + Rosé” at Central Bottle + Provisions was my […]

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Cheese Class – Pecorino Piu

Customarily, I finish a pasta or even a risotto with a generous grating of Pecorino Romano rather than Parmesan. I love the earthy dimension this cheese adds to these dishes. However, Romano, my simple grating cheese, is only one style of Pecorino, a family of cheeses though differing in style are all made with sheep’s milk. Central Bottle Wine + Provisions recently offered a […]

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“Cheese + Beer” – Setting the Record Straight at Central Bottle

The Class Pairings  “Greta’s Fair Haven” – raw goat’s milk, Massachusetts + “Brettanomyces Lambicus“, Germany   “Drunk Monk” – raw cow’s milk, Connecticut + Sierra Nevada “Torpedo”, California (bonus cheese – “Dutch Farmstead”, Connecticut)   “Barely Buzzed” – pasteurized cow’s milk, Utah + “Cody’s Original North Shore Amber Ale”, Massachusetts  “Vermont Shepherd” – raw sheep’s milk, Vermont […]

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Crave or Why We ♥ Cheese

Clockwise from top – Moser Cru Blanc with truffles, Provolone Mandarino, Moser Cru Blanc with truffles, Cremont There’s free will – and then there’s cheese. Volition falls away when confronted by cheese. Due to the physiological changes that occur when eating cheese, the pleasure center of the brain becomes stimulted or “turned on”. Eating cheese is […]

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Google Places+Church=The Feast of the 5 Macs

I’d won a contest.    The email notification read,     “Hi Glenn,Congrats! You’ve got yourself a seat at our Mac n’ Cheese Tasting/Pairing at Church THIS Friday, 12/16 .”    Awesome.     I”d come across the contest sponsored by Google Places while reading a post on Just Add Cheese. I entered with no intention of winning. But I did. I’ve dined at Church before […]

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