UPDATE: Greenwich Cheese Company will be open on 12/11/14!
Days and night have we prayed. Dear provider of cheese, meats, spreads, and all things nomworthy…come to us. Heap your love and your provisions upon us. Long have we suffered the cruel deceivingly short distance on 95 from Greenwich to Fairfield, but yeah, our prayers have been answered. Amen, our cheese loving brethren…amen.
Amen because the award-winning and amazing Fairfield Cheese Company is expanding into Greenwich! Yup, the same shop that pulled in a top five spot of places to buy cheese in America from Food & Wine and a back-to-back winner of CT Magazine’s Best Cheese Selection. Co-owners Chris Palumbo and Laura Downey’s new shop will be at 154 East Putnam Avenue where the Cos Cob Laundry used to be. It’s also located right next to Fjord Fisheries, so you could get all your seafood, cheese, meat, and goodies shopping done in one trip. And, really, what else could you possibly need?
Like their udderly-successful (yeah, we went there) shop at 2090 Post Road in Fairfield, they’ll have an amazing variety of rare, farmstead, and artisanal cheeses that are cut for you right on the spot along with high-quality, handmade charcuterie. If you’re unsure about which cheeses or meats to pick, don’t worry because the staff knows a helluva lot and will set ya in the right direction. Topping all of this off will be their great variety of sauces, condiments, frozen goods, and more. And, you won’t have to wait too long, either: November is the goal, perfect for the upcoming holidays!
As if all these talk of cheese wasn’t enough, we’re happy to report that not only will they be offering private tastings, but will also offer cheese classes. Now, these aren’t your typical cheese classes, either…though they do offer Cheese 101. Some of the classes that their Fairfield location have set up are Cheese & Olive Oil, Matching Cheese with Beer, Raclette, Cheese & Wine, and even Cheese and Taza Chocolate.
If you’d like any more information, please feel free to call up Laura at Fairfield Cheese Co. (203) 292-8194, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.fairfieldcheese.com. Also, do some prep work for the opening with their upcoming Cheese School classes (click here for full descriptions):
9/9, 7-9 pm: Cheese 101. $45
9/18, 7-9 pm: Cheese & Olive Oil. $45
10/14, 7-10 pm: Perfect Pairings: The Basics of Matching Cheese with Beer. $45
10/24, 7-10 pm: Swiss Dinner. $100
10/27, 7-9 pm: Neal’s Yard Tasting and a Cheese Journey. $45
11/6, 7-9 pm: Raclette. $45
11/13, 7-9 pm: Perfect Pairings: Cheese & Wine. $45
12/2, 7-9 pm: Cheese & Chocolate with Taza Chocolate. $45
Greenwich Cheese Company
Address: 154 East Putnam Avenue
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Phone: (203) 400-1699