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TRUCKLE CHEESEMONGERS

RVA'S POP UP CHEESE SHOP

About us

Truckle Cheesemongers is RVA's very own pop up cheese shop.

We feature a well curated selection of amazing cheeses.  We focus on bringing in cheese that is hard to find and several of our cheeses aren't found elsewhere in Richmond. 

Truckle is popping up in RVA's favorite craft breweries and cideries, where we pair our great cheese with each individual flavor profile.  

Our homemade Beer Cheese is made with local beer and good ingredients.  Savory and sharp, our Beer Cheese has a carefully balanced blend of spices that gives way to a kick of heat at the finish.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and you'll hear where we'll be next.  

Where to find our cheese

Ashland Meat Co. @ Cross Bros. carries our cheeses as well as an amazing selection of local meat and produce.  Check them out!

Blue Bee Cider carries "Truckle Trios" in their tasting room!  What's a Truckle Trio, you ask?  It's three pieces of whatever we have in stock that tastes great with cider!

The Butterbean Market & Cafe carries our cheeses as well as our homemade Beer Cheese. Head over to Manchester and visit this gem!

Cardinal State Butchers carries our cheeses and our homemade Beer Cheese.  They also have an amazing selection of fresh meat and seafood.  

Castleburg Brewery has our homemade Beer Cheese made with their Murder Hole DIPA.  Storm the castle!

The Cheese Shop in Williamsburg carries our Beer Cheese.  Go for the history and stay for this amazing shop!

Ellwood Thompson’s now carries our homemade Beer Cheese! Pop in for an awesome local shopping experience!

Libbie Market now stocks our homemade Beer Cheese.  Stop in for all your Virginia specialty items!  

Outpost Richmond now stocks our homemade Beer Cheese!  Go there for all your bicycling and specialty grocery needs.  One of the coolest shops in the city!

Stella’s Grocery Scott’s Addition stocks our homemade Beer Cheese. They have awesome food and lots of local goodies!

Strangeways Brewing carries our homemade Beer Cheese made with their Hop Howler IPA. Grab some next time you visit the tasting room!

Tuckahoe Seafood carries our cheeses and our homemade Beer Cheese!  They have an awesome selection of fresh seafood!

Upcoming events

Come see us at Ashland Meat Company on Saturday, March 16th. We’ll be sampling out our cheeses and Beer Cheese!

Our next Truckle Cheese Share pick up is at Blue Bee Cider on Wednesday, March 20th. Haven’t signed up yet? It’s easy! Just email cheese@truckleRVA.com and let us know if you want to eat amazing cheeses for 3 months or 6 months.

Join us at the inaugural Raclette and Cider Night at Blue Bee Cider on Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00-7:30. We’re teaming up with Blue Bee, Jumi Cheese and Essex St Cheese and will be scraping two of Jumi’s delicious raclettes on veggies, charcuterie and bread. Come learn about the cheese, the cider, and how basic preservation of foodstuffs gave us such delights.

Celebrate the beginning of the baseball season with Brews & Ballpark Eats at Three Notch’d Collab RVA on Saturday, March 30th from 2-5. We’ll have our homemade Beer Cheese and soft pretzels to devour while you watch baseball!

Come out to celebrate Strangeways Brewing’s 6th anniversary on Saturday, April 6th! They’ll have music and beer and we’ll have Truckle Totes and Beer Cheese to enjoy. Mark your calendar now!

We are thrilled to do a class at Mise En Place on April 24th. We’ll be talking about cheese basics, how to buy cheese, and will delve into the exciting world of pairing cheese with beverages and other foods. Grab your tickets today!

Recipes

Beer Cheese Biscuits

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 6 tbsp salted butter, straight from the fridge

  • 4 oz. Truckle Cheesemongers Beer Cheese

  • 3/4 c. buttermilk

  • pinch baking soda

Preheat oven to 450. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut cold butter into little chunks and add to flour mixture. Add Beer Cheese and use a fork to mix butter and Beer Cheese in until they are broken down somewhat. Throw a pinch of baking soda into the buttermilk and add to the flour, butter, Beer Cheese bonanza. Use a spoon to roughly mix it and then knead with your hands until it comes together. Don’t over knead or they’ll be tough! Pat biscuits down and bake for 16 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Drizzle with AR’s Hot Southern Honey for an extra delicious sweet, hot kick!

 

PHOTOS BY PAIGE STEVENS PHOTOGRAPHY

Contact us

cheese@truckleRVA.com

(804) 213-2657

 

truckle cheese share

Welcome to the table! Each month, we will curate a thoughtful selection of cheeses that are ready to enjoy. Great as a holiday gift for yourself or the cheese lover in your life, our cheese subscription is available in 3 month or 6 month options for $35 per month.

Ready to join? Simply click the button below to email cheese@truckleRVA.com and we’ll reserve your cheese! Please include your name, phone number, and if you would like the 3 month or 6 month option. Our next pick up is from 5-8 on February 20th at Blue Bee Cider.

 
 
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November

Black betty, Fromagerie L’amuse

Our inaugural cheese share debuts with the famed Black Betty Goat Gouda. Black Betty is one special lady - she’s available once a year, only to qualified merchants and once she’s gone, she’s gone!

Details

  • Milk: Goat, pasteurized

  • Country of Origin: Holland

  • Age: 16 months

  • Aroma - Rich caramel, fresh bread. Flavor - Deep, sweet and nutty with a salted caramel goat finish.

    PHOTO BY ESSEX ST CHEESE

 
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shelburne farms 2 year cheddar

Details

  • Milk: Cow, unpasteurized

  • Country of Origin: US

  • Age: 2 years

  • Aroma - Sweet, grassy. Flavor - Bright and lactic, savory and meaty. A perfect example of an aged American cheddar.

 
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1924 Bleu, Terre des volcans

Details

  • Milk: Cow, pasteurized, Sheep, pasteurized

  • Country of Origin: France

  • Age: 4-5 months

  • Aroma - Butter, earth, blue mold. Flavor - Sweet cream, butter, salty tang of the blue veining gives way to a beautiful lanolin finish. First comes the cow, and then the sheep! Made in the traditional way of Roquefort but out of the protected region and with mixed milk. Yum!

 
 
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December

colston bassett stilton, neal’s yard dairy

This traditional Christmas cheese is hand-ladled, giving it a superbly delicate mouthfeel. It’s often referred to as the King of Cheese and for good reason!

Details

  • Milk: Cow, pasteurized

  • Country of Origin: England

  • Age: 3 months

  • Aroma - Earth and rich milk. Flavor - Butter, blue and barnyard sweetness.

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manchego montevega

This is a great example of a cheese that is simple and perfect!

Details

  • Milk: Sheep, pasteurized

  • Country of Origin: Spain

  • Age: 6 months

  • Aroma - Bread, sweet milk. Flavor - Olive oil and sweet lanolin.

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rahmtaler, illighausen and rohrenmoos

A 16th century butter glut led the makers of Emmentaler to stop skimming the milk and Rahmtaler was born! Fun fact: “rahm” means cream!

  • Milk: Cow, unpasteurized

  • Country of Origin: Switzerland

  • Age: 15 months

  • Aroma - Fruity, floral. Flavor - Butter, hazelnut, grassy sweet cream.

 
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Catering

Everyone loves a good cheese board! Be it an intimate gathering, a formal function, or a corporate event, we offer customized boards and totes for your guests.

Contact us at cheese@truckleRVA.com for more info and pricing!

PHOTO by Eileen Mellon