HeinzelCheeseTalk no 20: Poland. This time for real… Friday Nov 20, 6pm

After all the wonderful excitement of Cheese Berlin, here comes a “regular” HeinzelCheeseTalk at “our” table opposite the Suff winestall at Markthalle Neun. On that table: three totally not regular, exceptional Polish cheeses, from distant, verdant Mazuria in the far east of the country. I know, I know – I promised you those three beauties back in October, and then didn’t deliver… This time, they are here, for real. And some intriguing Polish wines to go with them. So hopefully, around that table, a very excited crowd of HeinzelCheese folks! » Weiterlesen…

Cheese Berlin 2015! November 1st!! With Lots of Specials…

What a weekend – the Markthalle Neun was full of cheese, cheese makers, cheesemongers, cheese lovers – in short, you! For a whole, long day (11-19h), local, regional, national, international stuff was presented, sniffed, felt, tasted, discussed, sold, savored…

This fourth edition of Cheese Berlin was a very special happening – which Heinzelcheese celebrated with four (!) very special Heinzelcheesetalks.
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HeinzelCheeseTalk no 19: Poland and Greece in form of cheese and wine. Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Poland and Greece – what do those have in common, you’re probably wondering. Well, nothing in particular except for the fact that I’m first traveling up north and east, and then going down south – before coming straight to you to our table at the Markthalle Neun, loaded with goodies. As usual I can’t predict what I’ll find to taste, explore and enjoy together. But I’m going to Mazury and down the Vistula river, to Athens, Thessaloniki and Macedonia… » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk no 18: We went Italian. And Drunk. Friday, September 25, 2015

Heinzelcheese takes German and Austrian mountain cheese as well as a selection Rhine Riesling down to the Slow Food Cheese fair in Bra/Piemont, and promises to return with the finest, most unusual cheesy stuff, just for you. Sounds good? Will be good. We’ll discuss why there are two different words for cheese in Italian, formaggio and cacio, how a cheese gets drunk (no, not in your stomach, way before!), and much more I don’t know about yet. » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk no 17: Blomeyer meets Stahl – September 4, 2015

Heinzelcheese was very proud and honored to have two giants at her side this time: Fritz Lloyd Blomeyer, Berlin cheesemonger 2.0, and Christian Stahl, self-styled winegrower who has been sowing the seeds of disruptive creativity in his home region of Franken ever since he started making wine in the family farm’s former pigstall in Auernhofen. Fritz brought his most exciting and unusual wares, Christian poured… those guys know how to jam it! » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk no 16: Austria! Friday, August 14, 2015

I had been climbing up Austrian Alpine hills and busied myself tasting through one wine cellar after another – all for you, my HeinzelCheeseTalk faithfuls! There is so much more exciting cheese to be discovered in our (mostly) idyllic neighbor country than most of us would expect. And so much gorgeous wine, of course, where this time I focussed on Grüner Veltliner in its concentrated, delicious form. All of this we explored together upon my return to Berlin, loaded with good stuff. » Weiterlesen…

Heinzelcheese at the Slow Food Cheese in Bra/Piemont: Sept 18, 2015

The Slow Food Cheese is one of the most amazing, exciting and worthwhile cheese events I know of. For a long weekend the picturesque medieval town of Bra reinvents itself as an immense open air stage, with producers, cheesemongers, affineurs, writers, heavy users and plain regular cheese lovers from all over the world streaming in, discussing, debating, tasting, learning and enjoying. You bet Heinzelcheese can’t miss that one… » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk Special: Greek Feta and Greek wines. Saturday July 18th, 5pm

Feta is one of those things many of us just take for granted. For so granted that we don’t even think about it. A cheese nobody could possibly object to, readily available and affordable, to use in a salad, to crumble over roasted veggies… HeinzelCheese was no exception in this – until last fall at the Salone del Gusto in Turin I met a group of Feta producers from Thessaly. » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk no 15 stays (almost) home: cheese from the Schaalsee! Friday June 26th, 2015

Last time we had been oh so far with cheese and wines from North America, this time we stayed oh so close to home. Think global, act local – in HeinzelCheeseTalk this translates in knowing your cheeses worldwide while never neglecting what’s made in front of your doorstep. We therefore explored the cheeses from two cheese makers who call the beautiful Schaalsee halfway between Berlin and Hamburg their home. » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk no 14: America! Friday, June 12th, 2015

Those of you who know me well will certainly remember that my great cheese awakening moment occurred in the US. At the 2001 Slow Food Cheese in Bra/Piedmont I attended a class with American goat and sheep milk cheeses, moderated by Rob Kaufelt of Murray’s Cheese in New York. Full of arrogant prejudice I thought it would be a joke… » Weiterlesen…