Located on beautiful Love Lane in Mattituck, the Village Cheese Shop has everything you need for the perfect summer gather- ing with friends.
While you might initially head there for the cheese, their staff’s excitement and expertise about all things gourmet will keep you coming back for everything from fresh baguettes to caviar.
With your social calendar coming into full swing as the weather warms, we’ve done the legwork so you don’t show up empty handed.
1. Soppressata, $23.98 per pound
Imported Italian soppressata in both sweet and spicy varieties make a great addition to a cheese board. Enjoy on its own or with a baguette as a sandwich.
2. Homemade truffle brie, $29.99 per 1⁄2-pound
The shop makes its own truffle and butter concoction and fills the imported Fromage D’affinois brie with it. The result is a decadent creamy cheese that’s worth every penny.
3. Artisanal lemonades, $8.99 per four-pack
These assorted flavors of lemonade from Belvoir Farm feature and emulsion of fresh, hand-picked elderflower. While they’re excellent on their own, especially as a spirit-free cocktail, they do also add depth of flavor to mixed drinks, especially those with a botanical gin.
4. Blinis, $16.99 and caviar, starting at $59 per ounce
Make the event extra fancy with Osetra Caviar. This farm-raised black sturgeon caviar is imported from Bulgaria and expertly pairs with the French mini blinis in the refrigerated case.
5. Truffled potato chips, $6.99
These Sal de Ibiza chips are seasoned with the perfect amount of sea salt and essence of white truffle. The bag is big enough to share but we won’t blame you if you don’t want to.
6. Local honey
These 2.7-ounce jars of Sag Harbor Honey are the ultimate accompaniment to any charcuterie board. Spread it on a savory slice of cheese and see how it elevates the flavor.
7. Bread and butter
The ultimate comfort food goes gourmand with a baguette from the NYC French bakery Pain D’Avignon and imported hand-churned butter from Rudolphe le Meunier. Knives and plates optional.
8. Tea towels, $23.99 each
These ever-versatile kitchen staples can be used for everything from drying your hands to wrapping fresh bread. The ones at the Village Cheese Shop are pretty enough to be hung up as a work of art. Elevate the gathering by using a few of these as a tablecloth or just as beautiful napkins.