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Raymond & Co. Absquatulates to Napa Valley

Raymond & Co. cheese merchant extraordinaire has moved.
John Raymond Cheese Co.
Black Stallion Winery
4089 Silverado Trail
Napa CA 94558
Tastings Call 707 253 1400.

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  1. That's the best verb I've heard this month!

    1. "Absquatulate"
      I had to look it up -- my dictionary says it is usually slang.

      1. Their website says they're (still) in Jack London Village in Glen Ellen.

        http://raymondcheesemongers.com/find_us

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        1. re: Mick Ruthven

          That may be Mick but on another thread I note that my daughter stood in front of the GE store on Sunday and it was closed. In a neighboring store she was given a note from Raymond & Co. which stated the new address was effective yesterday. Another example of you can't always believe everything you see on the internet.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6506...

        2. The absquatulation has apparently been thwarted. My visit to Black Stallion found no Raymond. What says the cheese club newsletter?

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          1. re: wolfe

            I signed up for the cheese club on my visit way back when, have yet to receive a newsletter or a delivery of cheese (first delivery was supposed to come in March). That said, my card hasn't been charged either, and joining the club gave me a big discount on the cheese I purchased while I was there, so I am not complaining. My sense all along was that Raymond was quite obsessed about cheese, but wasn't interested in the business end of things.

            1. re: susancinsf

              Is Raymond & Co. closed? Can't seem to find a location, if not.
              Glen Ellen number is disconnected and Black Stallion Winery doesn't know what I'm talking about.

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              Raymond & Co
              388 Devlin Road, Napa, CA 94558

              1. re: lsla

                You can find John at the Napa Valley Farmer's Markets, especially the ones in St. Helena on Friday and Calistoga on Saturday. He always has wonderful things.

                1. re: lsla

                  On my visit to Black Stallion the young lady at the tasting bar said there was a problem about allocation of space for Raymond & Co due to a new kitchen or some other mix-up. Al least , at that time, they had a story. Lack of movement noted in post above in May.

            2. I talked to John @ a month ago at the St Helena Farmer's Market, he mentioned moving into a space near Tulocay (sp?) on/near Airport Road.

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              1. re: Dawgmommy

                The latest from Dawgmommy from the Raymond newsletter.
                "We're open at 388 Devlin Road, Napa for tastings, classes and cheese sales from Thursday, 4 November on."
                John Raymond
                707.478.6033
                order@raymondcheesemongers.com
                Simply a case of delayed absquatulation.

                1. re: wolfe

                  Hey, thanks for adding the above, here's the latest, a cheese class at the new place

                  Where: John Raymond's Teaching Kitchen, 388 Devlin Road, Napa 94558

                  When: Saturday from 11am to 1pm
                  Date: November 6, repeated on November 7

                  The cost is $45 each ($35 to club members).

                  The price is set lowbecause the notice is so short. Try to get any class for under a $100from me in the future. I dare you. Fresh Burrata will be available for sale at the newknockdown-avoid-waste price of $14.00 a pound. And I'll be there, filling coffee cups, selling cheese and acting thelig. Other cheese, including Parmigiano Reggiano, will be available forsale.

                  John Raymond cell 707.478.6033