In our wanderings last week, petitesoeur and I also found Beecher's Cheese. I love the smell that hits you upon walking into cheese shops. I had heard of Beecher's, but I had no idea the place was so huge! In addition to the cases of cheese and shelves of food accompaniments and gifts, there's also a lunch counter that serves grilled cheese sandwiches (naturally), salads, and other prepared foods with an upstairs mezzanine seating area. They also make cheese on the premises.
Of course we couldn't help tasting some cheese and taking some home. Coffee junkie petitesoeur naturally gravitated toward the Beehive Buzzed -- a cow's milk cheese rubbed with coffee and lavender. What a unique flavor! The combination was really striking -- after more tastes, you could taste the 2 separate flavors of coffee and lavender, but the blend really worked and was surprisingly delicious. The Carr Valley Cocoa Cardona also caught my eye - goat cheese rubbed with cocoa powder and aged 2 months. I went home with a chunk of each.
New York, NY 10003