Union Sq Greenmarket / Valley Shepherd Creamery
Passed through the market today and it’s astounding how many cheesemongers there are now. Used to be the aberration. I will do a bigger list sometime but today stopped at the Valley Shepherd Creamery stand. Fresh from their farm in NJ. Got a pecorino called Shepherd’s Logue. Pure, raw sheep’s milk molded into kind of a loaf and rubbed with herbs de provence. It’s got spunk. It’s fabulous. It’s like a little bit of Toscana right in your hand. And your mouth.
I paired it with one of the last of the season Honey Crisp apples for an afternoon tea break.
And why leave out the best friend? There was a stand selling patches of grass for your doggie’s dining delight. Since mine loves nothing more than a few green blades, I thought this would do him in with pleasure. He’s chosen the slow nibble. Maybe as it’s “unseasoned”, not quite as delectable?
Union Square Greenmarket
17th Street and Broadway
(Valley Shepherd Creamery)
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