Cheese Culture Wine Bar, Bistro and Charciterie House on Las Olas is a decidedly well executed café concept. This intimate shop, although smaller in size, will blow your mind with big taste. Co-Owners Susan and Mitchell Phipps have skillfully combined artisan cheese, sandwiches, wines, meats and beers in a rustic way that just feels right, plain and simple. Cheese Culture is self described as a “Whey of Life” and we’re totally on board with them.
We went in with no expectations, as always, and let the experience speak for itself. At first glance through the window outside every seat was full except one and it has a sort of charming European spirit about it, something truly authentic. The mood was energetic though not overwhelming. Since there was only one seat left Susan happily brought us another stool and seated us at the bar, which they renovated in September, 2012 (a great decision). It was at that point or shortly thereafter I think I fell in love with this place. It could have been the live music by Leiah Leon, or the endorphin’s floating around my brain from the cheese induced high I was feeling, but it was love nonetheless.
Everything from the recommended wine pairings by Mitchell, to the cheese selection by Susan and even the way the sandwich guy, whose name escapes me, cared so much about level of craftsmanship he put into our food were refreshing. I’m not suggesting you try Cheese Culture, I’m telling you to. Unless of course you don’t like cheese or wine or being happy – in that case you probably got lost on the internet and ended up here by mistake.
What we ate: (+ to expand)
Single Cheese Plate with Proscuitto di Parma and Sopprasotta Salami | $25.98
Wines - 4 Glasses | $35
Croque Monsieur | $9.95
Tuscan Pig | $10.95
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813 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301