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Feb 15, 2010 01:11 AM

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.

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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.

        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.

              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
                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