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Janet Fletcher, author of "Cheese & Beer."

The North Bay has entered the height of the harvest season, but as we all know, it takes a lot of beer to make wine.

To celebrate the second Sunday at the Windsor Farmers Market, cookbook author and cheese expert Janet Fletcher of Napa will be pairing local curds from Valley Ford Cheese and Springhill Jersey Cheese with three beers from Windsor brewery St. Florian’s.

Fletcher will also be signing copies of her new book, “Cheese & Beer,”  which profiles the most popular craft brew styles and their cultured counterparts.  

If you’re thinking about throwing a beer and cheese party this month – and why not? – here  is a suggestion from Fletcher for a Pacific Northwest Fest:

“Savor the fragrance of the local Cascade hops in Mirror Pond Pale Ale (from Deschutes Brewery) and the talent of Oregon and Washington cheesemakers in this foursome: a creamy bloomy-rind cheddar (Dutchman’s Flat); a Gouda-style goat cheese (Pondhopper); an aged cow’s milk wheel (Brindisi); and a mellow cow’s milk Cheddar (Flagshp Reserve).

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