Get Your Cheese On…
Little Cheese Pub
In a town that’s lousy with wine bars (some excellent, many blah) it is with great joy that I welcome the Little Cheese Pub in Chelsea, where serious fromage is being served every which way imaginable.
Got a hankering for mac & cheese? Over at the cozy Little Cheese Pub there are at least six varieties to choose from, with Dutch Kaas (aged gouda) mac & cheese with a beer pretzel topping being the one that made me swoon.
What if you just want straight-up CHEESE? Here’s where the Alpine-leaning menu shines, with carefully selected artisanal cheese choices, many of the deliciously raw variety. For example, among the 30+ cheeses listed is a hard-to-find Consider Bardwell raw goat’s milk cheese – clearly the folks at Little Cheese Pub know their stuff.
The inspired minds behind the operation are Chef Daniel Angerer and his wife Lori Mason of Klee Brasserie, who were recently in the news for “The Breast Milk Cheese Incident” (which was just an experiment, it was never served in their restaurant).
But it does point up the fact that there truly is a personal touch at work here and most everything at Little Cheese Pub is house-made: the pasta for the mac & cheese, the pickles and the delectable desserts - cheese cake with vodka-brined cranberries anyone?
At the moment they are waiting for their liquor license to be approved (expected by the end of this month). In the meantime you are welcome to bring in your own bottle to enjoy, with no corkage fee! And when that liquor license does kick-in it will unleash a wide selection of craft beers and reasonably priced quality wines.
But don’t wait for the beer to arrive – Little Cheese Pub is ready, willing and able to meet your cheese needs right now!
Little Cheese Pub: 362 1/2 West 23rd St. between 8th & 9th Aves (Chelsea); 646-863-7291; www.littlecheesepub.com
Open for dinner every day & brunch on weekends until 3:30pm.