The pairing of wine and cheese has been practiced for centuries—in France, of course, but also in Britain. In both countries, it was recognized that cheese just seemed to bring out the best of the wine, and vice versa.
Turns out, it's all about chemistry. The astringency of wine is caused by a substance known as tannins, the acidity of which makes your mouth pucker. Cheese, on the other hand, is creamy and fatty and coats your mouth. Your mouth reacts pleasurably to the creamy coating at first, but then needs the wine to cut through it, cleansing your palate. Wine and cheese truly do complement each, causing you to crave the opposite whenever you consume one or the other.
So many of our Nassau County homes for sale and Suffolk County homes for sale are within easy driving distance of premier wine and cheese shops on Long Island. Pick up one of Long Island's fabled wines paired with special cheeses, savory crackers, and fruit, then check out Long Island's fabulous green spaces for a picnic. Our REALTORS® can tell you much more about the amenities in your neighborhood of choice.
Here are five of our favorite wine and cheese shops on Long Island.
- The Cheese Patch - 20 E. Main St. Patchogue, NY 11772
You can experience the gamut of cheese and wine possibilities at The Cheese Patch. In addition to the pairings, you can also sample cheese platters, and enjoy light meals of panini, flatbread, grilled cheese, fondue, and salads, as well as desserts. Looking for a wine and cheese caterer near Hauppauge homes for sale neighborhood? Look no further. Wine varietals are available by the glass or the bottle.
- The Wine Cellar on Main - 70 Main St. Northport, NY 11768
More of a wine bar than a shop, the Wine Cellar offers wine and cheese aficionados ample cheese and tapas selections for takeout and delivery. Cheese offerings include Murcia al Vino, Sriracha Cheddar, Manchego, Smoked Blue Cheese, Kilchurn Cheddar and more. They have a large selection of wines. Stop by when hunting for homes in homes for sale in Northport.
- Babylon Cheese Cellar - 51 Deer Park Ave. Babylon, NY 11702
Babylon offers residents a roomy suburban living experience, with access to restaurants, parks, coffee shops, and ample wine and cheese at the Babylon Cheese Cellar. While shopping for homes for sale in Babylon, stop by and sample their grilled cheese menu. Want to learn more about cheese? Enroll in one of their classes on "How to Fondue" and other topics.
- Salumi Bar. 5600 Merrick Road. Massapequa, NY 11758
Looking for your dream home among Amityville homes for sale? Lovers of wine and cheese won't be far from Salumi Bar, a wine and tapas cafe and market. Ask about specials on beer and wine (offerings are extensive), with plenty of meat and cheese boards available for pickup or delivery.
- Brew Cheese - 127 Main St., Stony Brook, NY 11790
Billed as "part artisanal cheese shop and part craft beer bar," Brew Cheese is the place to visit if you prefer your cheese with the choice of wine or ale. Fifty kinds of artisanal cheeses await, while the curated beer selection rotates among eight favorites. You can't go wrong with The Fondue 4 Two or The Smorgasboard grilled cheese sandwich after looking at Stony Brook homes for sale.
Our real estate agents can help you discover the best shops in the Long Island neighborhood of your choice. Contact us today.