join a wildly welcoming cheese scene, and maybe even dance with a cheesemonger. Ruba Club, a Russian social hall in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, for a Sunday evening of rennet and revelry. For a much-loved pairing, sip a glass of Port (or even Scotch).
Roquefort, really good French Roquefort tastes like a cheese from the sea salty and mineral bright. This selection is gently smoked over hazelnut shells, making for a nutty, buttery rogue. Special thanks to, stefania Patrizio for designing this years invite. Pair it with an achingly dark stout or a Manhattan. If you attended the last Cheese Ball, you know it was crowded! The blue develops naturally, thanks to a special culture (Penicillium Roqueforti) that cheesemakers stir into the curds. At your tasting party, let the blues talk. Well be back. Its soft and pungent, delicious with chutney and a plate of oaty biscuits. Whether its Indias literary hub or Switzerlands mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing. Rogue River Smokey, one of the great American artisan blues, RRS tastes like bacon in the form of cheese. Quality Roquefort (I like Carles served with a chilled glass of Sauternes, will leave you speechless.