Brainchild of Eric Paul, cheesemonger, The Cheese Traveler has been in business since 2011, when Eric began his mission to bring a unique taste experience to his customers. His first cheese shop was a small booth at The Delmar Farmer’s Market, where he sold 22 cheeses from 9 farms in New York’s Hudson Valley. Today, The Cheese Traveler shop opened in 2012 and is located at 540 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY in the DelSo district, a bohemian and resurgent arts area of the city. The Cheese Traveler now features over 100 cheeses, a full pantry and larder selection, a bistro menu, catering, cheese classes, and special events.
Many of our customers use the store as a grocery pantry, coming in for fresh local and organic eggs, artisanal bread, and yogurt. Some stop in for a sit-down or take-away meal of grilled panini, soup, and fresh-baked bread (menu). Others drop in weekly and on the weekend to stock up on cured meats and cheeses, fin’s sustainably fished ocean delights, Tilldale’s organic beef and pork, chocolates and confections, and our dry goods with highlights such as our preserved lemons made in-house, pastas, pickles, condiments such as harissa,chutneys and mustards, and our unique mixology section with bitters, syrups, tonic waters, and cherries.
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