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Now back in the cheese case: Etxegarai. Hard to say but easy…

November 29th, 2017 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Now back in the cheese case: Etxegarai. Hard to say but easy…”


Now back in the cheese case: Etxegarai. Hard to say but easy to love, this Spanish raw sheep milk Cheese is aged 6 months and smoked over Hawthorne and Cherry woods. It’s smoky and full flavored. Stop by the cheese counter to try it! #obxtrio #winebeercheese #artisancheese #spanishcheese #obx #obxcheese



Black Betty is Back

November 8th, 2017 Posted by Cheese Counter, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Black Betty is Back”

She’s back! Scotty just broke down this wheel of Black Betty. Only available for a limited time each year, the arrival of this extra aged version of Brabander goats milk Gouda is eagerly anticipated by customers and staff. Get yours before it’s gone!

Champion Cheese Plate

August 4th, 2017 Posted by Bistro Menu, Cheese Counter, Cheese Selections 0 thoughts on “Champion Cheese Plate”

Stop by the bistro for a Lunch of Champions! All five cheeses on today’s board won awards at last week’s American  Cheese Society competition. You can enjoy them in the bistro on our one, three, or five cheese plates. Stop at the cheese counter if you just want a taste or to take some home with you! 

Award-Winning Cheeses at TRiO

August 2nd, 2017 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Award-Winning Cheeses at TRiO”

Super excited for our first delivery of Briar Rose Creamery cheeses. Their Lorelei won third in its category at the American Cheese Society competition last week. Can’t wait to taste what’s inside these beauties. Stop by the cheese counter for your taste!

We’ve got Spring Fever!

April 20th, 2017 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “We’ve got Spring Fever!”

Literally. One of our favorite new cheeses in the case is Spring Fever from NC’s own Prodigal Farm. While all their other cheeses are made with milk from their own goat herd, this wrinkled-rind beauty is is their first cow’s milk cheese made using milk from the Jersey herd over at Reverence Farms. Both farms are committed to pasture-based, humane-focused animal husbandry and it shows in the quality of the milk and resulting cheeses. This one’s mild but with a surprising complexity for young cow’s milk cheese. It’s on the cheese board in the bistro today or just stop by the cheese counter for a taste. 

Cannot WAIT to get into these beauties that just arrived fro…

April 6th, 2017 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Cannot WAIT to get into these beauties that just arrived fro…”


Cannot WAIT to get into these beauties that just arrived from #cascadiacreamery. Thanks to @tomalesbayfoods for introducing these raw cow’s milk #cheeses from Washington state to the #obxtrio #cheese case! #artisancheese #rawmilkcheese #winebeercheese



Say Hello to Alp Blossom 

January 25th, 2017 Posted by Cheese Counter, Cheese Selections 0 thoughts on “Say Hello to Alp Blossom ”

Perhaps the most beautiful wheel ever to grace our cheese counter, Alp Blossom is born in Austria but aged in Germany. Rarely exported, this cheese is made in the Alpine region where those two countries and Switzerland meet at Sennerei Huban, Austria’s first cheese vocational school founded in 1901. Milk is sourced from a cooperative of 34 dairy farmers. At 6 months, the cheese takes a ride over to aging caves in Bavaria where it is coated in herbs and flowers from the local Alpine meadows. It is silky smooth and rich with an herbaceousness that perfectly complements the savory flavors characteristic of cheeses from the region. Stop by for a taste at the cheese counter or, better yet, grab a seat in our bistro and enjoy it on a cheese plate! 

Our first-ever truckle of Beecher’s Handmade …

December 9th, 2016 Posted by Bar and Bistro, Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Our first-ever truckle of Beecher’s Handmade …”


Our first-ever truckle of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Flagsheep has arrived at the cheese counter! An American Cheese Society Best in Show winner, it’s made by adding sheep’s milk to their Flagship recipe and then cloth-bound and open-air aged. The result? A dense paste with an earthy flavor perfectly balanced with sweet notes. On the cheese board in the bistro and our featured sample at the cheese case now. Come get yours!



Look who’s back for a guest cheesemonger shif…

November 25th, 2016 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail 0 thoughts on “Look who’s back for a guest cheesemonger shif…”


Look who’s back for a guest cheesemonger shift at the TRiO cheese counter: Jojo!! She might shy away from the attention, but she’s not shy about sharing her love of cheese. Stop by and let her introduce you to something delicious!



Rush Creek Reserve

Rush Creek Reserve

November 14th, 2016 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail 0 thoughts on “Rush Creek Reserve”

Rush Creek Reserve is our most anticipated cheese of the year! Available only from mid-November until early January, this bark-wrapped, raw cow’s milk beauty is barely legal having been aged just 60 days, the minimum for raw milk cheeses in the US.

Rogue River Blue Cheese

Rogue River Blue Cheese

November 9th, 2016 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail 0 thoughts on “Rogue River Blue Cheese”

Rogue River Blue has a cult-like following among blue cheese lovers. Two time winner of Best of Show at the American Cheese Society Competition, it also famously bested European titans such as Roquefort and Stilton at the 2003 World Cheese Awards in London.

This weeks staff pick is from JoJo

October 15th, 2016 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail 0 thoughts on “This weeks staff pick is from JoJo”


This weeks staff pick is from JoJo and boy does she love cheese! Two of her favorites are Valdeon blue cheese from Spain which is funky, balanced and smooth, and Mahon Reserva from Spain which she believes is the most complex cheese in our cheese case! Stop and and ask her for a sample today!!