The first thing you’ll notice when you step into The Village Gourmet Cheese Shop on Main Street in Southampton is the overwhelming scent of specialty coffees. Combined with the hardwood floors and abundance of legendary sandwiches, this really does feel like the quintessential small-town, beach-y epicurean food shop.
The Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe‘s specialty is, obviously, artisan cheeses. Loyal followers can sample the cheese of the month, enjoy international fondues to go or order a cheese lunch plate. The Shoppe also offers a wide assortment of cheese gift basket options and customizations, which can include a variety of cheese accompaniments, olive oils, pasta, coffees, teas and sweet treats.
More than just cheese, The Shoppe also serves numerous sandwiches, Panini, wraps and salads, which are made-to-order with the finest ingredients for breakfast and lunch. In addition, there is a daily selection of Hale & Hearty soups. There are a few small tables toward the front of the Shoppe, and many agree that a Cheese Shoppe meal is great for the beach.
11 Main Street, Southampton. 631-283-6949, http://villagecheeseshoppe.com