Heinzelcheesetalk #29: Some of my favorite US American cheeses. Friday, August 12, 2016

When I wrote the invite for this cheesetalk I had been sitting in Cambridge MA, and those of you familiar with the ongoings in Heinzelcheese land, or just generally knowledgeable in cheesy matters, knew where I would go to get my cheese: Ihsan Gurdal’s Formaggio Kitchen is a real paradise. During my five weeks in the US I had met so many fantastic people, tasted such great cheeses and wonderful wines, that I wanted to share at least of few of them with you. For instance David Gremmels‘ excellent blue cheeses from the Rogue River valley in southern Oregon. Or the Cowgirls‘ fantastic soft cheeses from Marin County, one hour drive north of San Francisco, right on the Pacific. And so much more… » Weiterlesen…

Heinzelcheese at Riesling Rendezvous in Seattle: July 17-19, 2016

Three days full of Riesling – in the glass, meeting producers, mingle with somms and journos? Yes!! In beautiful Seattle, organized by Chateau Ste Michelle and the Dr Loosen crew? Double yes! But it gets even better: we brought back the immensely popular off-dry Riesling & Smoked Salmon tasting AND I personally presented some cheese.
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HeinzelCheeseTalk no 21: Goat, Sheep, Buffalo and Cow – let’s compare. Friday, January 8th, 2016, 6pm

We might occasionally act sheepish, and sometimes we are real cowards… but can we really taste the difference between different kinds of milk? Dear HeinzelCheeseTalk family (yes, you are my family, and my bestest wishes to you all for this new year – hope you had some more than decent cheese to start with and a good drop with that!) – it was a pleasure to look at some basics with you. » Weiterlesen…

HeinzelCheeseTalk RAWfair Special: Natural Wine meets Natural Cheese. Friday November 27, 6pm

We were very excited and very honored: The fabulous „crazyfrenchwoman“ Isabelle Légéron (MW!) took her RAWfair of natural wines and vignérons to Berlin, to Markthalle Neun (where else?!)! Obviously, we had to live up to the occasion, here on the eastern outskirts of the continent… » Weiterlesen…

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…

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…

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…