Brooklyn Local 1 with Rush Creek Reserve. Gooey, woodsy and rich in the very best sense of the word, this cow’s milk cheese is from Wisconsin. Its creamy texture will counter the intense bubbliness of the Local 1.
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.