Cheese Counter

Caciocavallo is an Italian raw cow’s milk cheese named for t…

May 16th, 2018 Posted by Bar and Bistro, Bistro Menu, Cheese Counter, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Caciocavallo is an Italian raw cow’s milk cheese named for t…”


Caciocavallo is an Italian raw cow’s milk cheese named for the fact that it’s rope bound and hung astride wooden boards for aging. (Cacio means cheese; a cavallo means on horseback.) It’s a stretched curd cheese similar to provolone but with a subtler flavor. Tonight we’ll be featuring it paired with pesto in one of our three special Panini for grilled cheese night. Join us! #cheese #italiancheese #rawmilkcheese #grilledcheese #panini #grilledcheesenight #wednesday #wednesdaynight #wednesdayvibes #yum #yummy #obx #outerbanks #kittyhawk #trio #obxtrio #triowinebeercheese #winebeercheese



Introducing Durrus! This pudgy little thing is a washed rind…

March 9th, 2018 Posted by Bar and Bistro, Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Introducing Durrus! This pudgy little thing is a washed rind…”


Introducing Durrus! This pudgy little thing is a washed rind cheese from Ireland. Buttery yet savory, it’s perfect for your St. Patty’s Day celebration! Pick some up at the cheese counter or stop by the bistro. It’s on our cheese board now! #cheese #artisancheese #irishcheese #durrus #countycork #delicious #cheeseboard #bistro #cheeseshop #obx #outerbanks #trio #obxtrio #winebeercheese #stpattysday #celebrate #tasteofireland



We love cheese for breakfast! Especially when it’s as lovely…

February 22nd, 2018 Posted by Bar and Bistro, Brunch Menu, Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “We love cheese for breakfast! Especially when it’s as lovely…”


We love cheese for breakfast! Especially when it’s as lovely as this Hummingbird from our friends at The Farm at Doe Run! Get yours at the cheese counter. #hummingbird #farmatdoerun #cheese #artisancheese #cowsmilk #pacheese #farmstead #breakfast #cheeseforbreakfast #food #lovely #cheeseshop #outerbanks #obx #obxcheese #kittyhawk #obxtrio #winebeercheese



Today at the cheese counter we’re sampling Noce, which is al…

January 11th, 2018 Posted by Cheese Counter, Retail, TRiO Wine Beer Cheese News 0 thoughts on “Today at the cheese counter we’re sampling Noce, which is al…”


Today at the cheese counter we’re sampling Noce, which is also the Italian word for walnut. Wrapped in walnut leaves before being aged in oak barrels, it’s sweet and a bit nutty. Stop by the Cheese counter and let Emily give you a taste! #cheese #artisancheese #italiancheese #obx #obxtrio #winebeercheese



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!