If you haven't discovered the perfect gift yet Patch wants to make sure you do and will be spotlighting ideas at local businesses every day until Dec. 25 between Blue Point and West Sayville.
Today Patch spotlights American Cheese on Montauk Highway in West Sayville.
Owner Erin Nicosia is embarking on her third year with the shop that has become well known and respected for both its selection and quality.
Cheese, as Nicosia notes, is a great hostess gift especially when given with one of the many platters or boards that can be purchased. There is a wide variety of fondue pot options and condiments as well.
Adoration for cheese is growing, explains Nicosia, as it makes for a delectable and fantastic food option.Let Patch save you time. Get great local business stories just like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast signup here.
"All you do is have to put it out there. A platter of cheese for a party is the best way for those having a party to enjoy their company and not be in the kitchen making appetizers," she said.
American Cheese platters are especially popular during the holiday and make for a great gift at the office or for family get togethers. The shop has a wide range of options for platters but they need to be ordered ahead of time.
"If you call now you'll have a better selection of cheese to choose from as I likely won't be able to order more cheese during Christmas week," said Nicosia.
Another good tip: check out American Cheese's Facebook page and get on the email list as Nicosia is always alerting customers to new cheeses at the shop and the wonderful wine pairing events taking place.
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