St. James Cheese Co. opens in Warehouse District


Cheese shop St. James Cheese Co. opened Dec. 22 in the Warehouse District. - HELEN FREUND
  • Cheese shop St. James Cheese Co. opened Dec. 22 in the Warehouse District.

Richard and Danielle Sutton opened a second location of their cheese shop, St. James Cheese Co. (5004 Prytania St., 504-899-4737), in the Warehouse District (641 Tchoupitoulas St.,504-304-1485) Dec. 22. 

The lofty, industrial space includes table and bar seating, a cheese display case and shelves stocked with olives, crackers, Raclette grills, specialty salts and more.

Special to this location is a cheese bar, where the staff dole out samples and “bites,"  tastes of cheese paired with ingredients to highlight the cheese's qualities. This could include a Pointe Reyes Bay Blue paired with pineapple and mint on a ginger snap or Wisconsin chevre coupled with lemon curd, tarragon, black lava salt on black pepper flatbread. The bites are two per $3 order.

Mix and match cheese and charcuterie boards features choices of three ($12.50), five ($17.50), seven ($23.50) or 10 ($30) items. The shop also offers craft beers and wine.

For now, the store is stocking cheese, wine, beer and retail items. It is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 and closed Dec. 25. When the store reopens on Dec. 29 it will roll out offer a full menu of sandwiches and small plates.

The Suttons also are partners at Continental Provisions, the grab-and-go cheese, charcuterie and sandwich counter in the French Market. 

For more information, visit the St. James Cheese Co. website. 


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