This exquisite shop owned by chef Brett Corrieri in a vibrantly remodeled bungalow on a side street in 12 South is indeed a cheese shop, but that’s like saying Tiffany’s is a jewelry store. Artisan cheeses thoughtfully selected by Corrieri dominate one of the cases in the front room; ask for a sample and not only will you receive a taste of cheese, you’ll get an education in cheese-making, geography and culture. The same goes for the imported Italian meats. In another case are salads, soups and sandwiches made that morning to enjoy cold or heated in the press; taking the gold medal is the 10K Lire (prosciutto costo, salame toscano, mortadella, copa, sopressata, provolone, mozzarella, spinach and peppadew peppers on a thick slice of focaccia drizzled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, cracked black pepper and Italian seasonings. The parlor of the house bursts with an inventory of specialty grocery items, dried pastas, jarred goods—all beautifully packaged. In the rear are freezer cases with pastas and prepared entrées. Corrieri’s has quickly become the go-to place for harried hostesses—drop off a platter in the morning, pick up a masterpiece on the way home from the office, party guests will never know. Outdoor seating and a bocce ball court.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Free, Lot Available
Reservations: Not Necessary