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Jul 6, 2012 08:23 AM

goat.sheep.cow - a Charleston cheese shop - you MUST go here!

I've made my way to Charleston 3 times over the past few months and each time I've visited this charming little cheese shop at 106 Church St. and have been wow'ed. 'Hounds need to know about this place.

My most recent visit was last week and Patty, Trudi and Mike did not disappoint. We were headed to the beach for a week and decided to swing by goat.sheep.cow for a few cheeses and some charcuterie and whatever other treats Patty had in mind. They had us taste many different cheeses and we settled on a goat - Fleur Verte, a sheep - Breibirousse Dargental, a cow - aged Comte and a wild boar salami. Oh, and a lovely crumbed baguette and goat milk caramels. Words fail me to describe the yumminess. We had to return a few days later for more cheese and 6 bottles of a hard-to-find Quintarelli white wine blend.

The folks that own this place are charming, generous and a joy to chat with. They know their wine and cheese and they have great breads, olives, olive oil (love this stuff), mustards, etc. The store itself looks like something out of a small town Europe. They make the most beautiful catering platters and I think they were recently mentioned Garden & Gun. Now, if only I can convince them to open a store in Charlotte. :)

Go. here. now.

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  1. Totally agree with you , lynn. I've only been there once, but it was so great I was almost full for my dinner just from tasting. Coincidence: Fleur Verte is my absolute favorite cheese ever.

    6 Replies
    1. re: danna

      I saw on a previous post you had been there too. I would have never had the fleur verte but it was oh so lovely! I love the subtle tarragon flavors - wow. The Breibirousse Dargental blew my mind and I think is my new favorite. I went in there only wanting hard cheeses and Patty convinced me to step outside my comfort zone and I'm so glad.

      side note - the cheese plate in the pic is not one put together by goat.sheep.cow - that is just what I put together at the beach w/ the cheese and salami I bought at their store. Their platters are much lovelier than that.

      1. re: lynnlato

        oh, it's a beautiful cheese plate! I hate to get all gushy, but anything photographed on a salt-worn wood deck at the beach wins my heart!

        I first had fluer vert at D&D in NYC years ago, and a couple of times at the one in Charlotte. Now WF in Gville has it! I still try to make myself only get it once every few months so its still special (and I don't go broke)

        1. re: danna

          Gah. All I've got is some taco cheese in the fridge. Maybe I need to brave the heat.

          lynnlato, that is gorgeous indeed!

          1. re: Sue in Mt P

            Aww, thanks y'all. It's amazing what you can do with an iPhone app. Danna, you mentioned the Charlotte D&D... they had an amazing cheesemonger there - Regina - who is originally from NYC but lived for sometime in Paris too. I heard through the grapevine that she left and I hope it's a false rumor. I've got to get up there to see. She's always turned me on to some really delicious cheeses and charcuterie.

            Sue, get your behind over there, you won't regret it. If you go on Saturday, I think they do an afternoon wine tasting. ;-)

            1. re: lynnlato

              I'll have to hurry. Maybe you didn't see I'm moving to Greensboro. I'll need an IKEA run. Maybe we can meet.