Cheese places: La Fromagerie, London/UK

The world of fine cheese is a universe in itself, one of the many food-defined layers that stretch around the globe. It has its own bright stars which serve as guidance to all the other twinklers, simply because they glow with a different kind of energy, passion and experience. One of the most important for cheese is in London, cheese simply wouldn’t be the same without La Fromagerie in Marylebone and the woman behind it: Patricia Michelson. » Weiterlesen…

Cheese places: Ultracomida in Aberystwyth/Wales

Aberystwyth is a small seaside town in the west of Wales, complete with grey stony beach, seagulls and the smell of greasy vinegar from fish and chips shops. It’s pittoresque in spite of the modest way of life of its friendly inhabitants and the university gives it an additional jump in ist step. » Weiterlesen…

Cheese places: Fromagerie in Oslo/Norway

I just spent a week in Oslo and central Norway. Shame on me, but to be honest, I didn’t expect that much in terms of cheese and wine. Well – I’ve been wonderfully “disappointed” and the food was gorgeous (yes, I did eat whale, and it was delicious) on all levels. A lot of restaurants had very good wine lists including many German Rieslings (true, wine does come at a price with the Nordic Normans – but that’s better than no wine at all). Can you imagine my surprise and happiness when I discovered Eva Fricke’s Rheingau Riesling at the wonderful Røros Vertshuset?! So onto cheese: the trip (which I undertook courtesy of the generosity and organisational skills of a number of Norwegian tourist agencies – thanks to everybody!) » Weiterlesen…

Cheese place: Neal’s Yard Dairy in London

You’re planning a trip to London? You’ve already got Tate Modern, Sir John Soane’s House and some other cultural destinations lined up on your schedule? Fine, but whatever you do, figure in Neal’s Yard Dairy – and don’t blame me if you decide to spend the rest of your budget (time and money, that is) and just wallow in gorgeous British cheese. » Weiterlesen…

Cheese people: Fritz Lloyd Blomeyer

The first time I heard about Fritz Lloyd Blomeyer was on a menu the Berlin winebar Rutz announced for a special evening. His name stood next to the cheese course like that of an artist next to his work. I googled him, but couldn’t find any address. However it became clear to me that the Rutz team was ahead of the game once again when I ordered cheese at another Berlin restaurant some weeks later. Amazed and full of respect I discovered on the plate in front of me two slices of perfectly mature Blühende Landschaften, flowering landscapes. This goat cheese from the Brandenburg top producer Capriolenhof is not only hard to find, but extremely delicate. „We get it from Fritz Blomeyer,“ the somm said. » Weiterlesen…