HeinzelCheeseTalk no 8: Feeling oh so blue… Dec 19, 2014

A truly festive, pre-holiday HeinzelCheeseTalk, as blue as the summer sea around the Greek Cyclades, the Icelandic salt virgin, the jellyfish aquarium in Californian Monterey, the top of the Empire State Building in New York, and the icy Canadian landscape on the way to it… Oh, you ask if there was any cheese? Of course, dear friends, of course. And wine!

And it was all be very festive. We surfed through the landscape of cheesy blues, from Bavarian Chiriboga and Montagnolo to northern German Blauer Künstler and Dutch Lady Blue, English Stilton and Stichelton, French Bleu d’Auvergne, Roquefort and Bleu de Termignon and finally Spanish Cabrales. In the glass, we went not all but mighty festively sweet: starting with a Georgian Saperavi (thanks Achim!), we “worked” our way through a Silvaner TBA from Franken, great Rivesaltes (thanks Wernher!), some Port, a lovely Mas des Quernes, and the surprise of an excellent Danish cherry wine. It was wonderful to get so really blue and sweet with you, time went flying… which was true for this amazing year in general – Heinzelcheese would like to thank all the cheese talkers for their great openness, support, enthusiasm – be merry and cheesio!

HeinzelCheeseTalks take place regularly, usually on a Friday at 6pm at Markthalle Neun in Berlin-Kreuzberg. I bring some interesting cheese, open a few bottles of wine, and we sit around the large table opposite the Suff winestall, tasting, drinking, talking, discussing (mostly in German – but we usually manage to cater to English speakers too). Invites are sent out about ten days before we meet, to a mailing list you can join here. Reservations need to be confirmed and are strictly by first come first serve – so be quick! A donation of ten euro per person (or a few cents more if you really had a lot of fun..) is much appreciated. Cheesio! 

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