Scardello Artisan Cheese Opens in Dallas

2 Nov

Scardello Artisan Cheese is the latest storefront to open in the recent explosion of Dallas cheese shop openings. 

Scardello officially opened its doors to the public last Thursday.  So two days later, we headed down to the shop to scope it out.  Scardello is located in a classic 1929 building with original brickwork.  The owner, Rich Rogers, has remodeled the interior to a rustic feel with modern accents.

Scardello features over 100 cut-to-order seasonal cheeses with an emphasis on local Texas offerings.  The back corner also features a few microbrews and a sizable wine selection.  Since I’m a relative newbie to the world of cheeses, we decided to have a sampling plate assembled based on rough preferences (I’m a big fan of the creamy, soft cheeses, S.O. loves his bleus). 

The staff chose for us a mild, soft ripened cow’s milk Camembert-styled cheese from Georgia, rich and nutty Fontina Val d’Aosta from Italy’s Vallet Pietro, and the creamy and relatively mild (less pungent than most) Hopelessly Bleu from Pure Luck Farm and Dairy in Stephenville, Texas.  The cheeses were served with honey (a surprisingly intriguing combination with bleu cheese), dried cherries (brought out subtle flavors from the Green Hill), and bread from local artisan bakery Village Baking Company.  We paired the cheeses with two glasses of white wine, a Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc and a Spanish Priorat on the staff’s recommendation (there were several by-the-glass options).  We enjoyed our wine and cheese selection at the large bench styled dining table in the rear, with the helpful staff answering many of our amateur cheese-related questions.

It was a lovely way to spend an hour of a relaxing afternoon.  Scardello is a great addition to Dallas’ new and growing cheese scene.

Scardello Artisan Cheese
3511 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

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8 Responses to “Scardello Artisan Cheese Opens in Dallas”

  1. Lisa 11/03/2008 at 8:01 am #

    Thanks for the great post, Donna – and thanks for the heads-up yesterday. I posted a link to your post on DallasEats, and I just can’t wait to swing by there later today myself! Have a great week!

    Lisa

  2. gammypie 11/03/2008 at 8:18 am #

    Oh boy! I can’t wait to check this place out.

  3. foodczar 11/03/2008 at 12:02 pm #

    What a lovely idea, Donna. My wife and I have recently started going to wineries as a way to spend a lovely afternoon. Now, I’d like to try doing the same with cheese shops! Thanks again!!

  4. Victoria 11/10/2008 at 12:56 pm #

    I just went this weekend and had a great time. We had a cheese plate there , and I brought a bit home with me. Really nice knowledgable staff and a tasty selection!

  5. Bob 11/14/2008 at 8:01 pm #

    Hey Donna….we went today (Friday) and had a great time. We sampled several different cheeses and bought a few to bring home. We would have bought a cheese plate, but we had just left Jimmys where we had just consumed one of their amazing sandwiches. We mentioned that we found out about Scardellos from your website and they told us when you had been there it was a rather special day for you…..congratulations. Thanks again for your website….if it wasn’t for your site and others like it we would be very very less informed. Take care, Bob

  6. donnaaries 11/15/2008 at 7:16 am #

    I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, Bob. Thanks for the kind words!

  7. Busby Warner 09/09/2009 at 7:37 am #

    What a great store! Have you tasted the fresh farmstead chèvre? Perfect with wine, on crackers and on my wife’s salads!

  8. Cheryl Maxwell 08/03/2013 at 9:26 am #

    You need to open up in Universal City close to Randolph AFB!

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