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Jan 6, 2012 12:20 PM

New fresh pasta & cheese shop opens in West Barnstable!?!

Yes, it's true. Finally fresh daily pasta has come to Cape Cod and it's right in my neighborhood! Stopped by today. The store is small and sparse. Nice homemade rustic Italian Bread. Picked up a half loaf for $3. The woman who owns it makes her own pasta and cheese. Burrata and Mozz is here specialty. I also bought some stuffed rolled pasta, stuffed with her homemade ricotta and herbs. Expensive at $16. Most unstuffed pastas look to be about $6 per pound which seems reasonable to me. The burrata comes in different flavors and sells between $7-$9. She says she was slammed over the holidays and hopes to offer pasta making classes by Spring. Only open Fri, Sat, and Sundays. Located behing the Old Barnstable Store on Rte 149. She said she'll make anything if you call a day ahead. Unfortunately there's no phone listed in her web site.

Fromage a Trois

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  1. Thanks so much for the update--just around the corner from me, too. Sounds like Sunday dinner for my family.

    1. We must all live near each other since it is around the corner from me too. Went in today. The stock of pasta was low with only chitara pasta and truffle agnoletti. I will definitely patronize them though.

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      1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

        are you KIDDING? I work a few miles down the road..pass by each day twice..Sad Yummy Goods closed. Here is Fromage's info off their FB

        Made fresh daily in West Barnstable, MA. Available at your local Farmers' Markets on Cape Cod as well as retail at The West Village Pasta and Cheese Shoppe 2455 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable, MA.
        2455 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable, MA 02668 ยท Get Directions
        Closed now, reopens tomorrow 10:00 am.
        Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
        Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

        1. re: phelana

          The owner said she is contemplating closing on Thursdays as well as business is slow and it would give her time to put together some classes which many are asking for.

          We need to support this shop people!!!!

          1. re: CapeCodGuy

            I emailed the owner asking for an order of Armenian String Cheese. I am half Armenian and grew up eating string cheese soaking in water with Armenian cracker bread. I usually purchase both when in Worcester at Bahnans on Pleasant St. Will report back.

            1. re: CapeCodGuy

              I agree. I stopped in on Sunday for my first visit. As AGM noted, stock was low, but I bought two packages of tortelloni filled with a proscuitto/ricotta mixture. The filling was fresh and very flavorful. Again (and acknowledging that I am very particular about my pasta, having travelled to Italy for over 20 years) I think that the pasta could have been rolled a little thinner, but the flavor was excellent. We sauced the tortelloni with butter, cream and parmesan, although butter and sage would have been good, too.

              I am looking forward to return visits and would be interested in classes, if that materializes. Timing of the classes would be important, as I have a full-time day job.

              1. re: lisaonthecape

                I popped in today and left so disappointed..FORGOT my checkbook (no credit cards).....I will go back tomorrow. She was out of pasta but had some loaves of Hearth Bread and LOTS of this cutie pie shop. Will stop in after yoga tomorrow.

        2. Wow!!! First the Barnstable market .. Now a pasta and cheese shop! Finally!

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          1. re: Mimic

            I had the gorgonzola burrata. It was very good. I also tried the fettucini which I liked. I bought the string cheese for mom and she enjoyed it. Yesterday, a lady paid with a credit card. They have a new little fancy portable machine now. It's hit and miss what they have so go with an open mind to buy whatever's in stock.

            1. re: phelana

              all the signage is gone from Fromage a Trois...not sure they are still open..will check it out soon..whenever I drive by I notice the flag, the signs, it's all gone and the place is very empty looking from my drive by..has anyone been lately? Granted I have been away for 3 weeks but did notice last week my impressions..

              1. re: phelana

                I'm not shocked to be honest. It's unfortunate for sure. One always wants to see start up 'labors of love' succeed, but in my two visits to the store, there was hardly anything there to sell. I always came away with the feeling that even if she sold absolutely everything in the display cases, the total revenue would be less than a couple of hundred dollars. Plus, the location behind the grocery store is especially challenging. Unfortunately, we see a lot of this on the Cape, when people attempt to convert a skill into a retail storefront with little financial backing, and even less business accumen. Many of our small shops fall into two categories, I think. Either they do a brisk business, think of the tiny shops in the Lemon Tree Plaza in Brewster, or they are merely "hobbies" to keep those with monetary means busy. (I won't name names, but I can think of dozens of shops where this is clearly the case.) In those instances, profits mean little. Too bad on this one, the woman knew pasta and cheese. I hope she keeps showing up at the farmer's markets at least.

                1. re: CapeCodGuy

                  I stopped by a few weeks ago, and there was a hand-chalked sign that I think said reopening in April. There was a date, but the weather had taken its toll on the sign, so it wasn't legible. I haven't stopped there since then, although now that April has arrived, perhaps another drive-by is in order.