If your idea of cheese is something orange that comes out of an aerosol can, than are YOU ever in for an awakening! There is a whole hidden world of cheese that most of us everyday Joe’s know nothing about. Fortunately, we happen to have some cheese connoisseurs right here in Cranford. Cheese . . . Please! Is located at 26 Eastman Street, right in the heart of the Cranford shopping district, and is a unique town treasure.
Maria Tisdall opened the shop in September 2010, and calls it “an educated cheese shop,” Cheese… Please! offers a wide selection of international and domestic artisanal cheeses. In addition, the shop also features anI Irish and English import section, “Marie O’Neill’s,” named after Ms. Tisdalls grandmother, which offers specialities from “across the pond.” The vast selection from Ireland and England includes Crunchies®, Aeros, Walkers®, Tayto, Barry’s, Typhoo, Cadbury, Mars®, Irish Sausages and Bacon, White Pudding, Black Pudding, and so much more!. Need a hot cup of tea? And this is the place to be when you need a hot cup of fresh tea, served with one of their signature scones , because Irish and English tea is brewed hot and fresh, all day, every day.
Maria welcomes anyone and everyone to come in to sample and ask questions. Hard cheeses, soft cheeses, salty cheeses, cheeses from cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, and goat’s milk . . . . they’ve got it all. It’s the place to find rare old favorites, and most definitely to try something brand new. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can also help you design the perfect gift basket or cheese platter for any occasion, celebration, or holiday. And get this . . . . . bring a bottle of your favorite wine along and they will be happy to serve it for you with your cheese samples! What a fun and different outing for couples, friends, or ladies’ get together!
So if the finest cheese you’ve sampled lately is that which you licked off of your fingers after polishing off the Dorrito’s bag, maybe it’s time to broaden your horizons a bit and gain a little “cheese culture.” (Teehee! Get it? Cheese . . . culture?)
Stop into the shop to see for yourself, or check out their website.