Paul Partica, Owner and Cheesemonger

Paul at the counter

The specialty food business started as a part-time job for me back in 1967. I started as a clerk in the Cheese Shop of Greenwich, the flagship store of a national franchise with over 120 stores throughout the United Sates. It became my job to train new shop owners, help them with purchasing and then travel to their home states for set-up and assistance with their grand openings.  I lost count, but I helped start over 40 cheese shops along the way. We weren’t just about cheese; we carried specialty meats, pâtés, breads, candies, dried fruits, pasta, preserves, coffee, espresso, oils, vinegars, crackers, desserts, and so on.

50 Years Later, Tradition Continues

We want our customers to feel at home and never intimidated by specialty foods they are unfamiliar with. If you have the opportunity to come into our store you will enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, enormous selection and our “try before you buy” approach to cheese buying. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best service in the industry.

With the expansion of our online sales, we look forward to extending our service to more customers who are unable to visit us here in CT. Please don't hesitate to call and speak to our friendly staff with any questions you may have.