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Valley Shepherd Creamery, a sheep dairy in lovely Long Valley that produces wonderful artisanal cheese, yogurt and all-natural lamb, will be opening a shop in SoHo, the chichi neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.
Cheese maker Eran Wajswol, who is Israeli, said the shop at 79 Sullivan St. will open in about two weeks, next to Grand Daisy Bakery (formerly Sullivan Street Bakery). The permit took three months to get from the bureaucracy, he said.
The shop will sell cheese, of course, but the cheese maker wants to be in closer touch with chefs in the city. "We ship so much to chefs now and it's fun working with foodies who understand and care about quality," he said in an e-mail to customers.
His cheeses are sold at farmers' markets in New York and New Jersey, including Sunday's Tenafly market, and served by North Jersey restaurants, too.
Here's a link to the farm's Web site.
Valley Shepherd Creamery