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East Village Cheese

Posted on | July 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

East Village CheeseThis place is one of my Favorite guilty pleasures, East Village Cheese consistently serves up the most delicious & affordable cheese ever. Don’t let the exterior (handwritten specials) scare you, inside is an amazing mecca of cheese! This is a no frills store, cash only & lacking in friendly customer service.

$18 worth of cheese from East Village CheeseYou go in, choose what you want & pretty much get out as soon as you can. The cheese there in insanely inexpensive, my last trip there cost me $18 & I walked away with about 5 Lbs of cheese. You basically cannot find a better deal in the city. Such deep discounts do come with a hitch though. If you plan on eating the cheese soon, this is your spot, but the cheese here doesn’t keep as long as say a Murray’s Cheese. It’s a fraction of the cost though, so keep that in mind.
Cheese selection at East Village CheeseThe cheese (there is quite a selection) is clearly labelled, there’s no tasting and a 1/4 lbs minimum. You can find bread, crackers & loads of other goods like olive oil & pasta. They have great Prosciutto, Taramasalata & Pate as well. Around the holidays (any of them) be prepared for long lines. They also close at 6:30 pm, so it’s best to arrive early. If you get a chance check this place out, you’ll thank me later…

East Village Cheese: 40 3rd Avenue (between 9th & 10th St.)


3 Responses to “East Village Cheese”

  1. melaniemusings2
    July 22nd, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    The East Village Cheese is one of my favorite places!!I see the strawberry creme fraiche in your photo–I hope they still have it..I am on my way..one of my faves.

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