Two years after John announced on our honeymoon that he wanted to quit his job and "do something in cheese," we unlocked the front door to our very own cheese shop on February 11, 2010. We've been asked many times since, "Why a Cheese Shop?" and the answer is simple. After putting ourselves through cheese bootcamps, running a cheese club out of our house, attending cheese conferences, interning for French affineur Herve Mons, journeying through Europe, and eating our way through thousands of tasty cheese morsels, we honed in on our true passions. Then, over a bottle of wine one evening, we realized that working behind a cheese case would allow us to do them all: eat great cheese, talk to whomever would listen, travel the world and spend more time together.
Ignoring all evidence of a down economy we went for it. The result is our cheese shop where we focus on sourcing the finest artisanal cheese and providing cut to order service in a relaxed, "taste before you buy" environment. Nestled into historic Hyde Park, our business has since grown to include a Cheese House. While the Cheese Shop remains our dedicated retail space, our Cheese House, located directly across the street, allows us to better serve the growing demand by our restaurant partners and customers for more cheese education.
While you're visiting our website, you'll find many photos of the products we offer. Unfortunately you can't taste them through your screen. So come by the shop and let our passionate team of cheesemongers do what they do best: guide you through the case sharing the stories of their favorite products and offering small tastes to make you smile. We hope to see you soon.
~ John and Kendall Antonelli