WORTH THE DETOUR
Artisan Cheese Company, a cheese shop located in Sarasota, Florida, offers hand-cut to order artisanal and farmstead cheeses from across the region, the country and Europe. We stock other lovelies such as interesting oils, salts, honeys, jams and chutneys, to share with guests, or for just you, or to have on hand in your larder. We'll advise you as needed, or leave you alone to browse. Don't know cheese, don't be afraid! We'll guide you to the perfect stinker, or the gooiest bloomy bit of magic.
The shop opened in downtown Main Street, Sarasota, Florida, in March of 2012. And we just enjoyed our third anniversary, and we are happy to report that we are going strong. We have added amazing pantry items to our shelves. And we've expanded our cheese inventory to showcase a strong focus on seasonal American farmhouse and Artisanal cheeses. We love what we do. We are your Florida Cheese Shop, even if you don't live near Sarasota. We can ship to you so that you can enjoy great cheeses where ever you are in Florida, or the South.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?
What made us open a shop in a highly seasonal town? And a cheese shop at that? Well we believe in Sarasota, and wanted to create a place, a shop, where people could feel a connection to, and want to come back again and again. Our focus is on small production goods, whether it be the cheese, or the pantry items we stock. And honestly, we were just plain sick of not knowing where our food came from and what all those ingredients were for. So we try to bring in items that have as few ingredients used as possible. We know there are people like us out there.
But mostly we are a cheese shop. We want to take the intimidation out of cheese. We're story tellers at heart and we want to share with you, our customers, what the magic of cheese is. We teach classes called Cheese 101 here at the shop. Or, just wander on in off the street and we will be happy to chat cheese with you. It's what we do.