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Wine, Cheese, Prizes, + More Cheese @ Greenwich Cheese Company Grand Opening

28 Jan

Just a few days before Christmas, a couple months back, Dan trekked out to Greenwich Cheese Company. His mission? Find some great cheeses, breads, and meats for Christmas dinner at his parent’s house on Long Island. Parking was pretty easy with the back parking lot—that’s a nice tip for you when you visit. As he entered, Dan was so happy to see that there was a nice line of people waiting to order (and some try) cheese after cheese. Pretty awesome for only being open a few days! 

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Back to School @ Fairfield Cheese Co. with Winter Cheese Classes in the 2015

8 Jan

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If you are like most cultured people (get it?) here in the fine state of CT, you love your cheese. And, if you’re fortunate enough to live in or around Fairfield, you definitely know about Fairfield Cheese Company. Seriously: it’s the go-to spot for all the cheese and accoutrements that you could possibly need in FFLD. As you might know through previous posts, they often host Cheese School classes, so we wanted to share with you all of the classes that they’ll be offering to help you get through this crazy cold winter. Also be on the lookout as Greenwich Cheese Company sorts through their recent opening and prepares to host their own classes, too. Reservations can be made by calling (203) 292-8194 with payment due at that time. If you cancel before 24 hours, you’ll get a credit towards any future class, but short notice cancels are nonrefundable.

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Fairfield Cheese Company Spreads the Love with Greenwich Cheese Company, Opening Soon

29 Aug

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?

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Barcelona SoNo Turns Spanish Farmers’ Market for La Vida del Mercat

18 Mar
You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the open air markets that are dotted all around Spain.  Just a few years ago, we were able to check out La Boqueria, a huge Spanish market with stalls filled with juices, fresh fruit, meats, spices, cafes, pizza places, bars, and so much more.  It was really a dizzying experience, but we were definitely in heaven with the variety of foods that we had around.  We both agreed that if we had something like this near us, we’d be there every single week.  
 
Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Barcelona in SoNo is bringing some of this vibe back with their own version of the Spanish farmers’ market with “La Vida del Mercat” on April 16 at 7 pm.  They’ll be featuring some local food, brews, and drinks, while also highlighting some of Barcelona’s favorite imports from Spain and Europe including cheese, wine, and meats.  And, if you desire something a little more substantial than just nibbles here and there , there will be some specially crafted dishes using produce from the Westport based Speckled Rooster Farm to nom away on.  All of this awesomeness comes together for just $40 per person (sign up here), quite a deal considering everything you’ll get with descriptions from a recent press release:

Legen-dairy: Inaugural Wine Dinner and Essex St. Cheese Co. Case Takeover at Fairfield Cheese Co.

4 Feb

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Look, you’ve been working hard this week.  You’ve done a great job shoveling (or making someone else shovel) and you’ll have bravely fought against the storm ready to strike us tomorrow!  So, isn’t it about time that you treat yourself to some great food, specifically cheese?

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Your Passport to American Cheese Month + Deals @ Fairfield Cheese Co.

20 Sep

It’s very sad to say this, but October is just around the corner.  Well, maybe not so sad!   You know what that means, right?  Yes, it’s American Cheese Month…the third one, actually.  What does that mean for us, the consumer of cheese in all its forms (stinky or non-stinky)?  It means a month (and mouth) full of killer deals with the American Cheese Month Passport Program.  Just buy the pass for $10 starting on October 1 at any participating store (30 of them) like CT’s very own Fairfield Cheese Company, and receive a 20-40% discount off the featured American cheese of the day for the entire month of October.  You can use the passport at any of the stores so if you’re in NYC and need some cheese, get your curd on.  Plus, the passport sales benefit the American Cheese Education Foundation, a nonprofit that helps to give scholarships to American cheesemakers and provides educational opportunities.  

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Fairfield Cheese Company Celebrates 4 Years with Case Takeover, Burgers, and Beer Tasting

9 Apr

 

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Although it might seem like they’ve been around forever, Fairfield Cheese Company only started cheesemongering four years ago.  Owners Laura Downey and Chris Palumbo transformed Fairfield Cheese Company from a local shop into a culinary destination and inspiration.  Their shop is known for their amazing selection of small batch and farmstead cheeses, their charcuterie, and the variety of excellent food in the store.  In fact, just a few people know (heavy on sarcasm) about how great the store is.  They won tiny (more sarcasm) awards from Connecticut Magazine in 2011 and 2012 for having the best cheese selection and were even recognized by Food and Wine Magazine as being one of the top five places to buy cheese in the US.

Both Laura and Chris wanted to do something big to show their appreciation for the recognition and to their customers so they are hosting a Case Takeover.  This is a fun new idea that you can liken to bars and restaurants doing tap takeovers that highlight one particular beer.  Except, we’re not talking brews (keep reading though) here, we’re talking ’bout cheese, glorious cheese.  In fact, we’re talking about two cheese producers:  Columbia Cheese and Jasper Hill Cellars.  The cheese from both of these producers will literally take over the cases in a decisive victory for your taste buds.  The Case Takeover is happening on Saturday, May 4.  During the day, representatives from Columbia Cheese and Jasper Hill Cellars will be on hand to talk about their cheese, how it’s made, and to answer any of your questions.  Plus, the nice people at Saugatuck Craft Butchery will be providing cheeseburger sliders to help in the celebration from 1-4.  What?  Need something to wash that down with?  Well, take part in a beer tasting from a local CT brewery, too, during the same time.  In addition, there will be prizes, t-shirt giveaways, and refreshments, too.

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Stroll (and Taste) the Tarry Market to Benefit the Greenwich Library – Port Chester, NY

1 Oct

Books and food…ah, the things that fuel Danny’s life.  Part English teacher, part food blogger, part drinker, and part bad-joke-maker.  Sure, that’s lots of different parts, but Danny’s a pretty complex person.

So, taking all these things in to account, you could imagine how happy we both were when Jasmine Posey, training librarian at the Greenwich Library, told us about a special fundraising event at Tarry Market.  Stop by (after you get your tickets of course) October 19 at 7 for a Market Stroll through Mario Batali and Joe Bastaniach’s joint.  You’ll have great wine courtesy of Tarry Wines along with classes from a wine expert, teaching you all about what you’re sipping on.  Now, it wouldn’t be an amazing event without something to pair that wine with.  Don’t worry, there will be charcuterie, cheeses, and crostini along with many great wines.

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Unsuspecting Location + Unique Menu Offer Pleasant Surprise! Basso Cafe – Norwalk, CT

16 Sep

Disappointed by our meal the prior weekend at Sails in Rowayton, we felt like we needed redemption but were afraid to branch off somewhere new if it wasn’t going to be a sure bet.  Being the devoted food bloggers we are, we went for it and had a hunch after some research that Basso Cafe would be that sure bet we were looking for.  For one, we had a strong recommendation from a Twitter friend.  Two, when we checked out the menu, it looked awesome.  And lastly, when we checked out their Zagat score we found a crazy amazing 28/30.  That’s pretty impressive! Even if the restaurant itself is in the most unsuspecting location ever:  New Canaan Avenue in the Silvermine neighborhood of Norwalk.

After we made our online reservations, we got a call from Basso reminding us that they were BYOB and to come prepared.  We thought that was very nice of them to do! Starting off, Chef Renato Donzelli created the Basso Cafe menu based off his life experience, so it’s what he knows best.  He was born in Venezuela and was raised in Italy which lead him to create a menu that has some Latino flare and Mediterranean flavor.  A win-win in our book!

We decided to go with lots of apps and share an entree so we could get lots of tastes.  That’s how we roll, ya know?

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Fall in Love (Again, Over and Over) with Cheese this Fall at Fairfield Cheese Company

28 Aug

Cheese makes the world go round.  If you disagree, then you shouldn’t be reading this.  See, Fairfield Cheese Company (see our post) has created a load of cheesy goodness in store for you this fall.  If you haven’t stopped by their awesome store in Fairfield, now’s a great time.  See, they’ve just been named the winners of the 2012 Best Cheese Selection by Best of Connecticut.  But, that’s not all.  They are also featured in Food & Wine Magazine as one of the top 5 cheese shops in the entire country by Laura Werlin.  As if this isn’t enough, they’ve got an amazing variety of fun events happening.  So, check ‘um out for the first time or come back again to fall back in love with cheese:  

Fromage Friday

#FF #cheese #byob #heaven  Yup, it’s everything great about the world, every single Friday this fall from 5-8 pm.  Fromage Friday begins September 7 and will cost just $10.  In return, you’ll get to nom away on lots of gourmet cheese.  They will also provide empty glasses for you.  For what, you ask?  For your wine or beer, duh!  Let’s sweeten the deal a bit:  get your liquid goodness next door at Harry’s, tell them you’re a part of Fromage Friday and get a 10% discount.  Now, you can’t pull this on Swiss Cheese Saturday, Stracchino Sunday, Mascarpone Monday, or Turophile (means cheese lover, we looked it up and stuff) Tuesday.  This deal is only live during Fromage Friday, punks. Continue reading

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