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Edmonds shop is a wedge of cheese heaven July 28, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Taste World.

There’s no need to stop at cheese for a takeout bite. The small store is packed with condiments and extras. There’s pate, there’s quince paste (a sign alerts customers that manchego cheese “wants this,”) there’s fig bread, there are chutneys.

You can be settled on a container of olives ($8.99 per pound), a mix of feta-stuffed, Kalamata and miscellaneous Greek olives, plus a length of Salumi salami ($21 per pound), practically a cliche on restaurant menus but still rare at retail stores.

Peterson was originally the resident cheesemonger (a lower-case version, in those days) at Olives Cafe & Wine Bar, a lovely small-plates restaurant he co-owned not far away in downtown Edmonds (107 Fifth Ave. N.). Olives featured a retail cheese case in front of the store, which never entirely seemed to fit in, and the cheese eventually broke off into its own business. Peterson doesn’t have a business stake in Olives, but he still supplies its cheese plates in addition to his retail work.


ADDRESS: 405 Main St., Edmonds
PHONE: 425-640-8949
WEB SITE: www.residentcheesemonger.com
HOURS: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday

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