Pennsylvania, one of the country’s leading dairy producers, is home to our little cheese shop in Pittsburgh, as well as to a growing number of excellent artisan cheese makers who are combining old world traditions with modern practices. Our favorites include Goat Rodeo (Pittsburgh), The Farm at Doe Run (Coatesville), Valley Milkhouse (Oley), and Perrystead Dairy (the urban cheesemakers of Philadelphia). A rotating selection of cheeses from these dairies make up the heart of this plate, a tasting course in the best cheeses Pennsylvania has to offer.
The accompaniments are (mostly) local as well, featuring two delicious spreads – our made-in-house veggie pâté (mushroomy, rich, and peppery) and a fruit butter from Tait Farm Foods (Centre Hall). You’ll also find a sampling of house-pickled locally-grown vegetables and seasonal fruit. Finally, we couldn’t resist adding a crunchy snack to the plate, even if Quicos aren’t from around here (they’re from Spain!)
Note on sizes: Our size recommendations are based on well-accepted standards serving-sizes for cheese and with the assumption that other food will also be served at your gathering. If you plan to serve the cheese plate as the primary meal or simply have a group with large appetites, we recommend ordering a size larger or giving us a call at 412-621-1203 for other suggestions. Additionally, always recommend serving alongside crackers and/or fresh bread.