March 29, 2010

West Side Cheese Co.

Walking along Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side, you could easily blink and miss West Side Cheese Co.  Owner Maya Schaper originally had a larger antiques shop that was a long-time fixture in the neighborhood, but had to shut it down when she lost her lease.  Happily, early last fall, she opened up this sliver of a spot to sell food-related antiques and cheeses.

We happened upon this small, narrow spot while walking around the neighborhood during sunnier, warmer, and drier days.
Maya carries a nicely edited selection of cheeses as well as gourmet dips, breads, and pates.  We opted for the musky soft Saint Albray cheese and a slice of pate de compagne ($15/lb) to enjoy as an easy dinner appetizer.  Maya's cheese menu regularly changes, making her shop a fun foodie destination.
West Side Cheese Co. is located at 228A Columbus Ave (btwn 70th and 71st Sts.) in NYC


  1. great to have in any neighborhood... Good luck to her, tough owning a business anywhere, but especially in the city

  2. I'll have to check this place out the next time I am in the neighborhood.

  3. Everything looks so bright and fresh!


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