CULINARY HISTORIANS OF NEW YORK and the CULINARY ARTS COMMITTEE of the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB PRESENT|
"The Renaissance of German Gastronomy: Artisanal Cheeses and Rieslings" with Ursula Heinzelmann
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The German cheese board was once relatively barren, with only three major cheeses: the highly aromatic, semi-hard, block-shaped Tilsiter on the Baltic coast; the Alpine mountain Bergkäse hard cheese in the south; and Handkäse, the very simple, small, hand-shaped cheeses made from the sour skimmed milk left over from butter production.
Ursula Heinzelmann will discuss some of the changes in German cheesemaking, including the artisanal cheese movement that has, since the 1990s, increasingly found its footing, with new cheesemakers exploring Alpine mountains, valleys and meadows to create tantalizing offerings redolent of German terroir. Heinzelmann will show how this German gastronomic renaissance has many parallels to the artisanal cheese movement in the United States and is a delicious example of the technological, social, and cultural changes in German and American foodways.
Heinzelmann's experiential lecture will include a guided tasting of some of the best artisanal cheeses with several dry Rieslings.
Ursula Heinzelmann is a Berlin-based food writer and sommelier and two-time winner of the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize in food history. Her most recent book, Beyond Bratwurst: A History of Food in Germany (2014), delves into the history of German cuisine and discusses the country's long tradition of culinary innovation.
This is a guided tasting. YOU MUST ARRIVE BY 7:50pm in time for the tasting which will begin at 8:00pm SHARP.
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (East 20th St. between Park Avenue South and Irving Place)
$25 CHNY Members | $22 CHNY Senior Members | $40 Non-Members and Guests | $10 Full-Time Students with ID
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