Small Markets with Big Cheese Departments
Contrary to the name, small supermarkets are leading the pack in stocking the best selection of artisanal cheese. So the next time you're looking for some specialized cheese and knowledgable workers, check out the mom and pop store around the corner.
Creating interesting, artisanal cheese departments has served small operators well, especially in market areas where big chains reign.
The likes of Fairway Market, New York; Kowalski’s Markets, St. Paul, Minn.; and West Point Market, Akron, Ohio, have long been leaders in developing standout specialty cheese departments that almost certainly give them an edge on the competition.