Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Janet Fletcher

Alex, Cass and I went to another class at the Cheese School of SF last night -- "Cheese and Wine Pairing - Italy". It was taught by a woman named Janet Fletcher who we had not taken classes from before As you will see from the Chron website, she has written prolifically about cheeses -- I like her style in the articles and we all enjoyed the class last night. 

A good thing because she is teaching two more of the ones we are taking this "term" - France and Spain are coming up! More than in past classes we spent a lot of time tasting all four of the wines (see below) with each of the cheeses and articulating which we felt went together the best.

As always people were all over the map on that, but it was an interesting exercise. 

I think it is fair to say that we liked almost all of the cheeses a lot (esp nos. 2 (Caprino Cremoso al Tartufo!!!), 3 (Rochchetta - the producer, Caseificio dell'Alta Langa also produces La Tur and Robiola Bosina) and 8 (the Parmigiano - a particularly tasty one). The two I think we did not score highly were nos. 1 (Fiorito Foglie di Ciliegie (wrapped in cherry leaves) and 6 (Brescianella Stagionata - a ripe "stinky" cheese a bit stronger than a Tallegio).

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