The cheese shop that's heading for 211 Seventh Avenue, near Third Street, is getting closer and closer to opening, this morning installing some signage.
The sign says "Dairy farmer owned and operated," and as described in last week's article breaking the news, that's exactly the case.
Valley Shepherd sits on a 120-acre New Jersey farm operated by Eran Wajswol (at right in the doorway above), where they milk over 700 animals and turn it into over 35 varieties of cheese, by hand, in small batches. At the shop, they'll be selling all of their varieties of farmstead cheese along with some specialty goods and sandwiches.
According to Wajswol, cheeses will average about $20-$25/lb, substantially lower than the price they would command if sold through specialty shops like Blue Apron. He hosted a Jamon Iberico-focused wine and cheese dinner at the farm last night, and was very excited about bringing similar style meals to Park Slope.
He hopes to soft open next week.