Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cheese! In Greenpoint!

Prosciutto Ricotta Sandwich
As much as I love my new neighborhood, one of the downfalls was the lack of a good cheeseshop. Yes, there's the cheese at the grocery store, but sometimes a girl just wants some beer with a side of Humboldt Fog. And we have Bedford Cheese in Williamsburg, but they're pricey and quite the walk for me. Little did I know that a few months ago, Eastern District, a beer and cheese shop did open in Greenpoint! And they have sandwiches!

Eastern District Menu
A couple of weekends ago, I wandered on over to check it out. The store is many meats, cheese, and beer, but they have other groceries too, like Route 11 chips, Liddabit Sweets, and Robicelli's! This could be dangerous. For my sandwich, I choose #4: La Quercia Rossa Prosciutto, with Salvatore BKLYN Ricotta, and sundried tomatoes. And it was splendid gorgeous afternoon sandwich. The prosciutto was tasty, porky, and light-not over salty or greasy like some prosciutto. Salvatore's ricotta is just amazingly tangy and fluffy, and complemented the sandwich well. I loved that it was not too heavy to induce an afternoon nap. I can't wait to try the others!

Eastern District
1053 Manhattan Avenue
Greenpoint
(718) 349-1432
www.easterndistrictny.com

1 comment:

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

2 great flavors together..sounds wonderful !!