Our newest store is our located on West Sixth Street.
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Kate Dougherty is the cheese buyer at our new Near West Side store. Youâll find her cheese case next to the self- service salad and hot bar, at our in-house cafÃ©. In the case youâll find an exceptional variety of cheese, including those Kate describes here. Watch the cheese case and check in with Kate to learn more about the taste treasures she plans to procure for us.
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Vacche Rosse Parmigiano Reggiano
Tallegio Cowsâ Milk Cheese
Greetings to all from the Near West Side Grocery! I am posting today to let you know about three more 100% organic beers. If you saw my February blog entry (âWeâre Hoppinâ Madâ ) youâll remember that the FDA allows beers to be labeled and sold as organic while being produced with non-organic hops. There are not enough organic hops currently grown to satisfy the needs of large-production organic beers and the cost of organic hops prohibits many smaller producers from using all or even
Good news from the cheese department. We will soon be featuring Moonglo, a goat cheese from Prairie Fruits Farm near Champain, Illinois. This fabulous, artisanal farmstead goat cheese has flown under the radar in our area until now. The larger cheese world has taken notice though and Prairie Fruits cheeses have placed well in recent years' American Cheese Society competitions. Moonglo is a "raw milk tomme-style cheese with a washed rind. In addition to ripening cultures, we wash the rind with a "tea" made from Moonglo Pear leaves. Aged three to four months. Slightly nutty with notes of ripe fruits and truffles." Best of all, Prairie Fruits is close enough to be considered local. Check out their website then drive out for a visit. I know I plan to in the near future.
Near West Side Cheese Monger