When chef Terrance Brennan introduced a game-changing cheese plate at Picholine, one of his New York eateries, little did he realize it would eventually give birth to the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center. The 10,000-square-foot space, located on the west side of Manhattan, is a temple to fromage, featuring a full retail operation where those trained in the ancient art of affinage nurture and age over 200 types of cheese selected from around the world. The Center also features the restaurant Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar, classes in mozzarella making and other cheesy subjects, and cheese-and-wine pairings.
When chef Terrance Brennan introduced a game-changing cheese plate at his New York eatery Picholine, little did he realize it would lead him to found a retail operation where trained affineurs nurture and age over 200 types of fromage. Sample these delicacies with a three-, six- or 12-month subscription to Artisanal’s Cheese-of-the-Month Club. Each delivery includes four handcrafted, cave-aged cheeses (one each of mild, medium, bold, and strong), plus notes on wine and beer pairings. In addition, Artisanal will donate $25 per three-month subscription to the Robin Hood Foundation; the money will go toward feeding New Yorkers and eradicating poverty in the city.