Plus a Slew of Special Events! Pie & Cheese Social / Beer & Cheese Pairings
It all started last holiday season when we got a special delivery of limited edition Willoughby, a pungent round of cows’ milk cheese from Jasper Hill Farm washed with beer from the Alchemist, one of Vermont’s best craft brewers. That got our imaginations brewing (pun definitely intended… we can’t help it!) about what great NYC-based breweries we could work with to create our own beer-washed cheese. Enter Anthony Accardi and Rob Kolb of Transmitter Brewing, a brewery that’s small in stature but looms large in flavor, located under the Pulaski bridge on the border of Long Island City and Greenpoint.
Transmitter focuses on saison-style beer, a funky and delicious genre that lends itself handily to the task of washing cheese. After tasting through many of their delicious offerings, we settled on their H1 Zinfandel Saison – a cherry-hued beer that is aged in wine barrels and then re-fermented with Zinfandel grapes to produce a fruity-heavy and slightly sour flavor profile.
The wheels of Willoughby have been washed with the beer twice weekly for about six weeks now, and are ripe and ready to go! Snag one for yourself while the snagging’s good, and add some pungent, gooey, cheesy fare to your table this holiday season!
Join Saxelby Cheesemongers for Some Fantastically Flavorful Events!
‘Meet the Maker’ at As Is NYC
Wednesday November 9th | 6-8pm
Saxelby Cheesemongers & Transmitter Brewing serve up pairings of Transmitter Willoughby with H1 Zinfandel Saison
Pie and Cheese Social at Essex Street Market
Saturday November 12th | seatings at 1pm and 2:30pm
Sample three perfect pairings of pie and cheese from Saxelby Cheesemongers & Peetee’s Pies
‘Meet the Maker’ at 61 Local
Tuesday November 15th 7-9pm
Saxelby Cheesemongers and Transmitter Brewing serve up pairings of Transmitter Willoughby with H1 Zinfandel Saison along with house made accompaniments