Wheel & Wedge is opening shop at Engine House 25 Wines in Lawrenceville.
The cheese shop will officially open on June 7 and be housed in front of the tasting room at the winery, which is next to the Roberto Clemente Museum. Its soft opening is May 31.
Since the Pittsburgh Public Market closed two years ago and the cheese shop moved out, owner Alix Hoylman has been working with the winery and making cheese boards for its tasting room and special events.
Wheel & Wedge will focus on American-made cheeses. “I buy from creameries across the country, especially from the small family-owned ones,” Ms. Hoylman said.
She plans to stock about 30 cheeses at a time. In addition to basic and seasonal ones such as Winnimere cheese from Vermont that is made only during the winter months, she will offer different styles of “exciting cheeses” such as blues, bloomy rinds, washed rinds and hard-aged varieties.
Ms. Hoylman also plans to hold her “Corks & Curds” classes down the road and educate tasters about the best wine and cheese pairings.
“I’m really excited to introduce more people to American-made cheeses,” she said.
For more information, call her at 816-582-7770 or email at email@example.com.
Arthi Subramaniam: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-263-1494 or on Twitter @arthisub.