350 Cheese Straws Fresh batch just arrived – perfect for your July 4th celebration! Every cheese straw is packed with a sharp cheddar flavor. They use a family recipe that calls for the finest aged cheese, flour, and spices. You will enjoy the sharp cheddar cheese flavor and a spicy kick in every bite. These Southern cheese straws are baked with care and always hand mixed, hand baked, and hand packed.
Last Days to Vote!
We are thrilled to be nominated in six categories in this year’s Free Times Best of Columbia!!
Best Charcuterie Board
Best Place to Dine Outdoors
Best Restaurant – Five Points
Best Wine Store
Amy Beth Franks – Best Small Business Owner
–Voting is now live on the Free Times’
–Voting will run through July 3rd.
–People may vote once per email address.
Fontina Valle D’Aosta D.O.P. This centuries old Italian cheese is named for the village of Fontinaz and Mont Fontin in the northern Italian region of Val d’Aosta. Semi-firm and aged for three months, Fontina is made from raw cow milk and tastes of alpine grasses with a hint of nuttiness. $23.00/lb
Taleggio A semi-soft, washed-rind, smear-ripened, Italian cheese. The cheese has a thin crust and a strong aroma, but its flavor is comparatively mild with an unusual fruity tang and meaty nuances. $15.00/lb
Brie de Meaux AOC Donge Fruity and vegetable (mushroomy) undertones with a smooth velvety texture. A complex, rich cheese made from unpasteurized milk. This has won France’s gold medal 9 times! $20.00/lb
Wine of the Week
Pax Sonoma-Hillsides Syrah ’17 “So, let’s get one thing out of the way. The 2017 Syrah Sonoma-Hillsides is not the 2016. That is not a bad thing, as the 2017 has plenty to offer, and won’t be the subject of rabid speculation. In the glass, the 2017 is richer, sweeter and more immediate than the much darker and more brooding 2016, with a distinct red fruit character. Best of all, it will drink well upon release. All things considered, Pax Mahle turned out a brilliant Syrah in 2017 and my guess is that less extreme vintages will provide an opportunity for him to match the 2016 – which, in my view, remains his best wine ever. Vineyard sites are Walker Vine Hill, Nellessen Vineyard, Castelli-Knight Ranch and Griffin’s Lair. Drink 2020-2035.” 94 Pts Antonio Galloni $51.99/btl
Face Masks Required Columbia City Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring the use of a face mask. In a continued effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and customers, The Gourmet Shop will be requiring a face mask for anyone to enter the shop or indoor dining area. (This includes standing in line to pay after eating outdoors.) Please be prepared. Stay safe, wash your hands, and mask up!
A Statement on Safety
While our store remains OPEN (9am-6pm Mon thru Sat, 10am-5pm Sun) and café offers outdoor dining and take-out (9am-4pm Mon thru Sat, 10am-4pm Sun), we want to assure you that safety and health are our top priority. For customer and staff safety, we have been adhering to CDC and WHO recommendations and augmented our already strict cleaning regimen including vigilant sanitizing of surfaces, strict use of gloves, and limited personal contact. We will continue to stay updated on new information and regulations and will remain open as long as it is prudent to do so. Thank you for all of the amazing support during this difficult time and keep shopping local!
Until further notice:
Café: Mon thru Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Open for Outdoor Dining,
Limited Indoor Dining, Call-ahead Curbside Pickup, Carry Out, and Delivery.
Retail Shop: Mon thru Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Open for Walk-in, Call-ahead Curbside Pickup, and Delivery.
Closed July 4th
We are CLOSED on Saturday July 4th to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. Don’t forget to stock up on beer, wine, cigars, grilling sauces, pasta salads and everything else you will need for the holiday weekend.