Black Ops with Vacherin Mont D’Or. Gamey, rich, and full of intense woodsy and root vegetable flavors, this most esteemed of all seasonal cheeses is made in both France and Switzerland at the end of the harvest and it is on the market place till mid winter. Its vibrant complexity will match the sweet overtones and richness of the Black Ops.
Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y. He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side. He blogs TheJoyOfCheese.com.