A recent day trip to Providence included a stop at the Farmstead cheese shop in Wayland Square. Our friends David and Peter spent some time in Providence last summer and told us we had to visit this food-find. Thanks guys, for the wonderful tip. This place should be on everyone's Providence itinerary.
Farmstead is the cheese shop. Next door, is their bistro, La Laiterie at Farmstead. We were headed to Al Forno for dinner, so we didn't try the restaurant this trip but will next time. David and Peter did dine there, and said it was not to be missed.
We spotted the Twig Farm Square and asked whether they had the Twig Farm Tomme. They grabbed a new wheel from their cheese cave and opened it for us. They also had a perfect piece of Ascutney Mountain, so we decided that a Vermont tomme-stlye cheese tasting would be a perfect late night treat. (It was amazing but more about that in another post.)
The selection of cheese, bread, cured meats, and related products was carefully chosen. The service was excellent, knowledgeable, and accommodating. This place was everything we want in a local food shop.
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We audition books around here, because we live in a very tiny space with books everywhere. We only had the Boston Public Library's copy of "Mastering Cheese" one day, when we ordered one of our own. We're currently taking the course; chapter-by-chapter, and with each page learn a little more about this fascinating food.