Brooklyn Pennant Ale with Cinerino. Smokey, buttery, and smooth, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Italy and aged by the masters at Casa Madaio in Castelcivita. It’s butteriness and smooth tone with pair nicely with the gentle hop character and complex blend of other overtones in the Pennant 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 at www.thejoyofcheese.com