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Now→December: Major in Cheese at Fairfield + Greenwich Cheese Company Cheese School

2 Sep

Fairfield Cheese Company Cheese School

If going to school involved tasting samples of cheese, drinking cider and wines with said cheese, and diving into beautiful pairings like chocolate, then most of us out there would have at least a few doctorates. Ammiright? Well, it’s back to school for you because Fairfield Cheese Company and the newly opened Greenwich Cheese Company have an awesome selection of classes for the turophile (yeah, so we looked it up, so what?)

The Cheese Menu for Christmastime at Greenwich Cheese CompanyHere are the listings and descriptions from their site, people. Now, all you need to do is just click through and buy your ticket, now available through Eventbrite. All classes are at 7 pm, but the prices are either $40, $45, or $100 for an Oktoberfest dinner! Continue reading

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

8 Jan

Fairfield Cheese Company Cheese School

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

4 Feb


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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Could Fairfield Cheese Company be the big cheese this year?

18 Jun

Mooove yo'self fast to the FCC party!

Hmm…what’s that smell?

Oh, it’s just the 4th Annual Cheesemonger Invitational being held in Long Island City this year.  Yeah, that’s where that holy aroma of cheese is coming from.  On June 29, 56 cheesemongers from across the country will do battle to see who’s the big cheese…literally.  And, in the trenches that day you will find Chris Palumbo and Laura Downey, co-owners of Fairfield Cheese Company.  “We have worked hard during the past four years to put Fairfield Cheese Company on the map, and the invitation to compete helps to solidify us as a preeminent shop in the area and the country,” said Chris in a recent press release.  Attendees will not only be able to witness the epic cheese battles, but they’ll be able to graze (or pit out) on a smörgåsbord of cheese prepared by last year’s winners.

So, how exactly do 56 cheesemongers battle?  Well, everything is broken down into four separate rounds:

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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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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

Fairfield Cheese Company Celebrates 3 Years w/ Free Cheese Tasting + Burgers!

10 May

If you remember that commercial, you probably feel really old and wonder why you even liked it to begin with.  If you’ve never seen that commercial, you probably wonder how we came to love cheese when there were commercials like that.  Despite that inglorious ad, spouting the virtues of a world with cheese, the melty and stringy stuff has become near and dear to our hearts.

Mooove yo’self fast to the FCC party!

One of the reasons why people in Fairfield County have fallen for cheese is three years of the Fairfield Cheese Company.  They have been selling artisanal, hand-crafted, cheese as well as farmstead cheese to their customers.  In addition, they have lots of options for meats to pair with the cheese and have lots of other great food choices.

So, they are turning three years old and decided that it’s about time to break out monster and massive amounts of cheese.  Stop by their store on Saturday, 5/19/12 from 1-4 pm for some eating fun.  You can meet Laura Downey and Chris Palumbo (owners), their mascot Meg the Cow, nibble on and rave about a cheese tasting, and om nom nom on meaty grass-fed cheeseburger sliders provided by the awesome Saugatuck Craft Butchery.

When you’re there, check out the over 100 different cheeses avaialable…oh, and they add to that quite often.  The owners make it a point to mention that they have an emphasis on American artisan cheese.  That’s something that we can get behind.

Also, on another fun note, they’ll be competing in the Third Annual Cheesemonger Invitational (did you know this existed?) in NY on 6/23/12.  Let’s cheer them on while we waft the odor of cheese to our noses, gently taste the cheese, see how the wine or beer highlights the flavor…oh, who are we kidding?  Let’s cheer them on and chow down on big hunks ‘o cheese.

2090 Post Road (adjacent to Harry’s Wine Shop)

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 – 7:00 pm;

Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Sunday


Eating Fairfield: An Omnomable Week of Culinary Awesomeness

6 Nov

Let's help to eat the hell out of Fairfield!

Eating Greenwich and Port Chester went down a few weeks back and now it’s Fairfield’s turn.  Yup, enter Eating Fairfield into the fray from November 27-December 2, 2011.  Weighing in at AWESOME, we’ve got a sick one week experience going on.  We miss Fairfield, having lived in Black Rock.  So many great restaurants to try, and now there are even more to try!

This is how it works.  Each restaurant involved (list below) will give you a discounted price on a prix fixe meal and/or special offers that will make your stomach growl and your heart go pitter patter.  Click on the link to the organizers for the most up-to-date details:  The New England Culinary Group.

Here are the costs of the three course prix fixe menus: 

Lunch $10.11/Dinner $20.11      or      Lunch $18.11/Dinner $30.11

Sweeten the pot?  Hell yeah, baby.  You can earn a 20% Bounce Back Incentive by just dining at any participating restaurant during Eating Fairfield.  You’ll be able to use that BBI at any participating Eating Fairfield restaurant from 1/2-1/31 in 2012.  Just a note:  valid Sunday-Wednesday only.

Avellino’s:  we ate here the week of its opening.  Good Italian food.

55 Degrees Wine Bar & Restaurant:  been dying to eat here.  Same owners of Cava in New Canaan and Scena Wine Bar in Darien.

Bodega Taco Bar:  taco heaven with crazy amounts of tequila.  Try the grilled corn.

Bonda:  never been here, but the menu looks promising.  New Italian with worldly influences?

The Brasserie:  French, seafood, and Mediterranean all rolled up into one!

Fairfield Cheese Company:  do we need to explain this one?

Martel:  a chill bistro and bar.

Old Post Tavern:  steakhouse and pub run by Chef Patrick Tennaro

Ponte Vecchio:  we’ve eaten here a few times, also.  Eating here felt like a real Italian experience.

Tabouli Grill:  some of the best Middle Eastern food you’ll ever have.  This spot focuses on organic.  Love the Stamford location too!

The Shack:  get your classic American kinda food here.  Haven’t been yet.

Vinny’s Ale House:  we live walking distance from Vinny’s in Stamford and are addicted to their delish chipotle wings!

Other events planned soon: 

Eating West Hartford, Eating Norwalk, Eating Stamford Uptown, Eating Bridgeport

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