Some 18 months in the making, Cheese+Provisions,will open its doors on Tuesday, December 15, offering the Sunnyside neighborhood a destination for artisan, cut-to-order cheeses, salumi and gourmet grocery goods. The new storefront in Cobbler's Corner beckons customers to do more than merely window shop, with enormous glass panes that showcase the fresh, hand-selected goods.
"I've slept on many a barn floor and spent several bitter-cold winters in sheep husbandries learning the trade, inside and out," said Owner Steve Duty. "It's been a long road to get here, but we've made it, and I can't wait to open the door to Cheese+Provisions and invite our guests to explore the wonderful world of cheese."
The charming shop and high-touch tasting experience focuses on both New and Old World cheeses. Customers will be encouraged to try as many varieties as they like before taking something home, or pairing in-store with wine, beer or champagne. Cheese+Provisions will also offer pre-made, grab-and-go sandwiches; cheese boards to enjoy onsite with wine, beer or champagne pairings; and an assortment of grocery goods and catering platters. A Cheese of the Month Club will also be organized, intended to bring food lovers together.
The new venture is the brainchild husband-wife duo Steve and Kim Duty. Steve started his career at the Culinary Institute of America. In the decade since, he has served as a professional cheesemonger in two other local cheese shops, owned and operated his own artisan creamery and cheese making operation, True Ewe Farm in Rappahannock, VA, and become an award-winning winemaker, cheese maker, and brewer. He maintains ties to East Coast creameries that only sell their crafted cheeses to trusted partners. This will allow the Denver shop to stock products that cannot be otherwise found West of the Mississippi.
Cheese+Provisions is one of many recent or soon-to-come openings in the Northwest Denver neighborhood, including Bacon Social, Honeycomb & Co., and another yet-to-be-named restaurant space.