Brooklyn Summer Ale with Cantal. Lean, grassy and a touch earthy, this cow’s milk cheese is from the Auvergne region of France. Its complex flavors are a good foil to the zesty qualities of the Summer Ale.
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.