About Paul Partica, Owner and Cheesemonger

Paul at the counterThe specialty food business started as a part-time job for me back in 1967. I started as a clerk in the Cheese Shop of Greenwich, the flagship store of a national franchise with over 120 stores throughout the United Sates. It became my job to train new shop owners, help them with purchasing and then travel to their home states for set-up and assistance with their grand openings.  I lost count, but I helped start over 40 cheese shops along the way. We weren’t just about cheese; we carried specialty meats, pâtés, breads, candies, dried fruits, pasta, preserves, coffee, espresso, oils, vinegars, crackers, desserts, and so on.

45 Years Later, the Tradition Continues.

We want our customers to feel at home and never intimidated by specialty foods they are unfamiliar with. You will enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, enormous selection and our “try before you buy” approach to cheese buying.

So whether tasting our smoked salmon flown in from Scotland, or our homemade Black Olive Hot Pepper Spread made fresh daily – a 40-year favorite, come taste, learn, browse, and shop. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best service in the industry.