AN ARTISAN CHEESE SHOP - SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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. So we are nearing our 4th 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, so feel free to browse our website shop to buy cheese online.
WHY A CHEESE SHOP IN SARASOTA?
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.
CHEESE PLATES AND MORE?
Join us all day long for a cheese plate. We offer cheese plates from 1 cheese to 3, and we also have charcuterie plates. The cheeses plates are cheesemonger's choice as we are in tune with what cheeses are just perfect that day. It's a great way to sample cheeses that you might not otherwise have chosen. Our table in the window is a lovely way to wind down the day, or entertain out of town guests, or just plain get away and enjoy a glass of wine or beer with cheese. And if you get to the shop between 4 and 5:30, we will treat you to what we call "Cheese Makes You Happy Hour". And extra cheese on the house and your second glass of wine is half off. Lovely right?