Formaggio Essex offers a wide selection of handcrafted cheeses, artisanal meats and specialty foods. Ihsan Gurdal and his wife Valerie Gurdal own and run Formaggio Essex in the Essex Street Market, along with Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and South End Formaggio in Boston's historic South End. Ihsan's travels around the world have brought to Formaggio Kitchen an unparalleled selection of rare and unique cheeses and fine foods. Many have been introduced to the U.S. for the first time and are only available at Formaggio Kitchen.
Purveyors of fine American farmstead cheese, Saxelby Cheesemongers aims to be the bridge connecting cheesemakers to the food-loving public in New York. As proprietor of the first cheese shop in the country devoted solely to American farmstead cheese, Anne Saxelby has culled a unique selection from over 30 dairies in the Northeast and beyond. All of the cheeses are shipped directly from the farm to the shop, ensuring that they arrive at their freshest and most delicious. Many of the cheeses on offer at Saxelby Cheesemongers are available only in limited quantities and can be found only at Essex Street Market. Explore the Essex Street Market press section for news about Saxelby.