Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Porter Road Butcher Shop on Charlotte Adds Cheese Selection From the Bloomy Rind

Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 5:08 PM

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Kathleen Cotter, the Nashville cheese guru who's been selling her carefully curated selection of artisan cheeses from inside the Porter Road Butcher shop in East Nashville, announces that she'll also be offering a lineup of cheeses in Porter Road's brand-new store on Charlotte Pike across from Richland Park.

Her business is called The Bloomy Rind. Cotter notes on her blog that the cheese setup in Porter Road West will be a little different due to the floor plan of the new shop. There isn't space for a counter for cutting cheeses to order. So she's putting together a grab-and-go assortment of cheeses in the cooler in the market portion of the store. Crackers and jams will be available to complement the cheeses.

Cotter says she's also working to add a procedure to allow customers to place specials orders for cheeses, along with plans to offer something she's says she's gotten requests for: a "cheese plate in a bag," with everything needed to create a nifty cheese course pre-assembled to go. (The new Charlotte outpost of PRB is in a soft opening phase with hours of noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday)

Coming up in September: the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival, which Cotter is organizing for the third year. It will have a new venue this time: the garage space at the historic Neuhoff Building complex in Germantown. (It's expected to provide plenty of room for the festival, plus natural light from big windows, while sheltering participants from unpredictable fall weather.)

The festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 28, "celebrates the artisan cheese, food and beer movement happening in the Southeast," with samples from more than 50 purveyors of cheese, artisan foods, beer and wine. Tickets start at $45 and are available here.

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