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St. James Cheese Company

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Type: Eatery, Store

5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115-4028
United States

(504) 899-4737 | map

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Added by Beerbuddha on 07-07-2011

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Photo of ctempuser
4.43/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

St. James is my favorite place to eat in New Orleans. First and foremost, it is a cheese specialty shop that also happens to sell fresh cheeses, sandwiches, and salads for on premises consumption. The food that they make is very very good. I would recommend visiting the place for the food alone.

The beer selection is probably one of the best in New Orleans in terms of what you can purchase and consume on the premises. Several local and specialty brews from New Orleans and surounding states. They have several from abroad as well--the owner used to reside in England and has some of the more well known English styles.

I would strongly recommend anyone looking to get a sandwich/beer for lunch visit the place. Closes at 6 PM on weekdays, so go for lunch.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

From my blog post:

I had always heard great things about the cheese selection, food menu and beer selection here so the wife and I stopped in for lunch today and were very happy with our choice. This place is incredible and the beer selection is equally impressive. My wife and I both had the brie and french ham on a buttered La Boulangerie baguette.

For liquid refreshments my wife had a Coke(in a glass bottle which was cool!) and I had a Bayou Teche Biere Pale. A lady behind the counter even told me about the "other" beer that Bayou Teche has which is great. Wait? Beer Buddha, you mean the employees here try to talk beer with you? Why yes dear reader, yes they do.

The sandwich was stuffed with french ham and had a huge chunk of brie. And a sandwich isn't complete without some Zapp's chips! My wife couldn't even finish her whole sandwich. The portion size was huge. I'm really kind of upset that I didn't get the mac and cheese made with chipotle cheddar though. Damn that would have been great with the Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye! Yes, they have Hop Rod Rye. Oh and the Croque Monster sounds friggin' ridiculous.

In addition to or should I say first and foremost St. James Cheese is a cheese company. And they have an incredible cheese selection. They also host beer and cheese pairings on a regular basis.

So if you're looking for a great cheese selection or a great lunch and beer spot St. James Cheese Company is the answer. Located right on Prytania St you could even stop by next door at Creole Creamery for ice cream when you're done!


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St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans, LA
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