Where to Find It:
Food Group: Cheese!!
How Much to Fork Over: $$
Faves: Fantastic selection of handmade cheeses, Cheese classes, great service and very informative
Peeves: Any place that serves cheese from all over the world does not have any flaws
The Jibba Jab:
Pure cheese ecstasy! A few of my girlfriends and I signed up to take a Cheese 101 class at Scardello the other day and I am still giddy over it. First, I’ll start off with a couple of great things that have nothing to do with cheese. They carry Arista Pinot Noir from the
Valley in , and it’s a very nice wine that
is very difficult to find. They also
sell McClure’s Bloody Mary mix from California Detroit, MI and , which is where I first
discovered this amazing mix. It is not
one to miss out on, and it is not one that is easily obtained. It is also my husband’s favorite, so I
snatched a jar to bring home. Brooklyn,
Now, onto the good part….Cheese! The class started off with each person receiving a cutting board full of 17 different cheeses and a few. The owner, Rich Rogers, first introduced himself, the other employees, and his story of naming the shop after his grandfather. He was extremely sincere and you could tell he has a real passion for cheese. I wanted to be a Cheesemonger right then and there. After he educated us on the 8 different types of cheeses (Fresh, Semi-Soft, Soft Ripened, Surface Ripened, Semi-Hard, Hard, Washed Rind and Blue) we moved onto the tasting. Each cheese was discussed in depth and I truly felt like I learned a few great cheese facts after finishing the class. It just made my love for cheese that much stronger! Shhh….don’t tell my husband.
All in all, if I could choose bits and pieces of things on earth to place in my heaven, this little cheese shop would be there! I have officially added it to my Mecca List.
P.S. I apologize for my bad photos. I will take better ones on my next visit or better yet visits.