Black Ops with Hooligan. Dense, aromatic and oniony, this washed rind cow’s milk cheese is made in Colchester Connecticut — its funky complexity will pair well with the sweet overtones 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.