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August 27th, 2019

Now Open :: Montrose Cheese & Wine

When you gotta burrata. A female cheesemonger helps with the selection at Montrose Cheese & Wine.


Montrose Cheese & Wine
1618 Westheimer Rd

With inviting scalloped awning, Montrose Cheese & Wine is now open next door to Biscuit. Here, 9 things to know before taking a trip to the shop inspired by a European salumeria. This is almost too gouda to be true...

1. With a neighborhood vibe, the all-day cafe and wine shop has just 10 seats at the circular bar. The quaint patio, with more seating, connects Montrose Cheese & Wine to Biscuit, which recently unveiled a new design.

2. Heard of June's All Day in Austin? Master Sommelier June Rodil, who owns the restaurant, is part of the team behind Montrose Cheese & Wine and Goodnight Charlie's. 

3. In the morning, sip the in-house Goodnight coffee blend, or order a flat white, which the menu describes as "latte-ish," to pair with your killer pastry—Basque almond tarts, eclairs, Portuguese egg tarts.

4. Early birds are all the more likely to snag the sandwich of the day. Available around noon, they usually sell out within the hour.

5. Wines rotate daily, available to drink by the glass, by the bottle, or to buy to drink at home.

6. Hailing from Italy, Spain, Austria, Texas, Portugal and elsewhere, the rotating selection of cheese ensures you'll try something you haven't tasted before. Charcuterie, too

7. There's a small retail section, curated by Biscuit—think books, pasta, olive oil and other sundries.

8. The team's next two restaurants open soon in the same pretty block—Rosie Cannonball and March.

9. The cheese shop's mascot represents the dog that shepherded all the animals that helped make the cheese.

Photos: Julie Soefer

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