Monday, January 25, 2010

Not your average American cheese...

No, the Great American Cheese Collection doesn’t sell 100 different varieties of square yellow cheese! They sell great cheese made in the United States – 26 different states to be exact. They open up their warehouse doors to commonfolk (i.e. non-industry people) every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and the trek to the South side is well worth it.

It’s a casual set up – card tables with various cheeses displayed. Our trusty cheese guide, Linda, gladly sliced us slivers of whatever our hearts desired. At the end of our visit, I’d guess we sampled between 15 and 20 different cheeses and walked away with about a dozen or so hunks. A *little* more than we needed, but at wholesale costs, we basically got twice as much cheese as our dollars would get us retail.

If you plan on going in the next few weeks, bundle up – the warehouse can be chilly. Feel free to bring with beers or wines to pair with the cheese while you sample. They accept credit cards and cash. It’s a really fun and interesting experience – one that I will be doing again soon!


Great American Cheese Collection warehouse sale:
EVERY Saturday – 10 am to 1 pm
4727 S. Talman, Chicago, IL 60632
(between Western and California Avenue)
** Plenty of parking!