Heinzelcheesetalk #58: Blue and sweet, Stilton und Port. Freitag, 7. Dezember 2018

„Die Wälder sind schon schwarz, der Himmel ist noch blau“ – das ist Marcel Proust, der in seinem von Geschmacksinteressierten vielzitierten Roman „Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit“ (Madeleine! Lindenblütentee!) einen Absatz später dann tatsächlich auch schon wieder beim Abendessen ist. Heinzelcheese fällt dazu natürlich sofort blauer Käse ein, der zum Winter gehört wie Weihnachtsmärkte und lange Spaziergänge im Schnee. Vor allem in Form von Stilton, dem englischen Klassiker, der traditionell zum Jahresende zu Bestform gereift ist – und perfekt zu Portwein paßt, mit dem es sich nach dem Schnee hervorragend aufwärmen läßt.  » Weiterlesen…

Cheese of the month August 2016: Grey Baby from Upper Bench Creamery/Okanagan, BC Canada

July was a wonderfully full month in Heinzelcheese land, and it’s spilling into August. That’s why I’d like to present you one of the great finds from my travels as cheese of the month for this August: Shana Miller’s Grey Baby from Naramata in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Canada. » Weiterlesen…

Cheese of the month May 2016: Blue Cornflower from Thise Mejeri, Roslev/DK

The Blue Cornflower is my cheese of the month in May, this wonderful month between (finally!) winter and summer, with the sun shining from a blue sky, birds chirping happily, flowers flowering… Because again and again, it achieves that small wonder to convince even declared blue cheese haters to look beyond their perceived horizon.
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Cheese of the month May 2015: Young Buck from Northern Ireland/UK

The Heinzelcheese Network is growing constantly, and that makes me very happy. Because this is how I (and therefore you) get to know about cheeses and cheese makers in corners of the world I had no clue even existed. The Young Buck from Michael Thomson reached me courtesy of my Berliner food and wine friend Florian Minzlaff who right now is studying in Belfast. Would I be interested in Northern Ireland’s only raw milk cheese? You bet… » Weiterlesen…

Cheese of the month September 2014: Frontiera Blue from Mazuria/Poland

A blue cheese, yet again. Not because I’m feeling blue (the opposite!), but because this cheese is fascinating, delicious, full of character – and makes me want to jump on a train immediately and travel to its origin! Which is: Mazuria, in the northeast of Poland. Sylwia Szlandrowicz and 
Ruslan Kozynko live amongst the rolling verdant hills on which their sheep graze. They called their isolated farm Frontiera, border, and their wonderful cheese very simply Frontiera Blue. » Weiterlesen…

2011 Kaseler Nies’chen Riesling Kesselstatt and Beenleigh Blue

We all have those films in our head which are triggered unintentionally by certain keywords. Take blue cheese: shouldn’t you have sweet wine with that? The Roquefort people have told us so many times about Sauternes being the perfect match » Weiterlesen…