The Cheese Course
Name: William Sellman
Occupation: Distribution Coordinator
Lives In: Plantation
Restaurant Pick: Cheese Course
Reviewed Cheese Course: January 9th at 12:30 p.m.
The Cheese Course is in a nice outdoor shopping center that has lots of shops and restaurants. Parking is a little challenging, but once you find a spot, it’s a short walk. Coming inside, you feel like you’re in another country in a small cheese and wine shop. While charming, it’s compact, and when busy, it can be a little uncomfortable. We quickly found a table that had just become empty. We were happy that we found a table, but were disappointed that nobody came to clear it. We did it ourselves.
After being seated upstairs at a small, intimate table on tatami mats, we began the meal with four appetizers and a bottle of Japanese sake’ including baby octopus, beef gyoza, shrimp and vegetable tempura and beef shish-kebabs. The portions were ample and the food well-presented, making it appealing and adequate for sharing. The sake was properly chilled and poured in sake glasses, whetting the appetite and preparing us for the delicacies to come. While there wasn’t any toro or ankimo available in the restaurant, the sashimi menu was wide, varied and made perfectly. I enjoyed salmon, tuna,, avocado, asparagus, uni and crab sashimi, while also sampling the yakitori and two rolls” Louisiana and Dragon, I think that the Louisiana roll is remarkable and has just the right zip with spicy crab and has a great out-feel – making it just the right level of crunchiness and savory flavor that makes me not want to stop eating! For dessert. We tried the tempura ice cream, which was absolutely excellent, with a small hint of amaretto on the crust and a chocolate torte – which was an absolute star.
That disappointment quickly disappeared after our food and cheese course arrived. My ‘Sopressata Salami’ sandwich was great. I enjoyed the taste of the salami and olive tapenade, and shared with my guests. We also shared the Italian cheese course offering, and enjoyed the Tellegio and the Parisian. After eating our meals, we looked around the shop at some of the cheeses.
The Cheese Course is a great spot for a good lunch. Try everything once and you’ll never be disappointed.
Name: Manny Valladares
Lives In: Weston
Restaurant Pick: Joseph's
The Cheese Course is located in the Weston Town Center. It is a small storefront with about three tables outside and another three inside. It has refrigerated cases displaying cheese and wine. The menu is posted on the wall, and a lot of the food is bought for take-out. I called ahead and ordered three sandwiches. A Pastrami, a hot Tuna, and a Chicken Salad. You can also order cheese pairings. You select the cheese and they will select complimentary accompaniments. The Hot Pastrami was served on toasted Chiabatta bread (they also offer wheat but was not given a choice when ordering) and had a touch of mustard, sauerkraut and grilled pastrami. It was very tasty. The Tuna was served with melted cheese and lettuce, and some micro greens. It was excellent. There was lots of homemade chicken salad. It was prepared with granny smith apples and celery. Other sandwiches offered are turkey, southwest chicken, Serrano ham, roast beef, and roasted veggies. If the weather is good, sitting outside provides a pleasant view, but there aren’t many tables and those inside are a little cramped. The wine is reasonably priced and they have a good variety. The sandwich combinations are unique, and all the ingredients looked fresh. The fresh, delicious cheeses used make the sandwiches and salads stand out from your average deli or sandwich shop. The sandwiches are large enough to share. The store also sells gourmet food like jellies, relishes and of course all types and varieties of cheese. It is a great spot for lunch.
Name: Anita White
Lives In: Oakland Park
Restaurant Pick: Creolina’s
Reviewed Cheese Course: January 9th at 1:00 p.m.
I didn’t feel very comfortable being at this establishment by myself. I frequently eat out alone, but the seating doesn’t really lend itself to single diners. Unlike the mall food court, other people will take the liberty of sitting at the table with you.
My Applewood Bacon sandwich was very good. It was warm and gooey, and hit the spot on a very cold day. The seating leaves a lot to be desired. There are several items on the menu that I’d like to try, so I’ll eat here again. But next time, if I’m alone, it will be takeout.
Location: 1679 Market Street, Weston, FL
Parking: Parking: street and adjacent parking lot (free)
Restaurant Owners: N/A
Executive Chef: N/A
Type of Cuisine: bistro, cheese shop
Signature Dishes: cheese courses from different countries
Vegetarian Options: salads, sandwiches
Alcohol Served: wines by the glass and the bottle/ hand-crafted beers
Corkage Fee: None
Bottle Limit: N/A
Monday – 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meals Served: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Prix Fix Menu: N/A
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol):$8-$10
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol):$8-$10
Payment Options: Amex, MC, Visa
Accept Reservations: Not necessary
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: Not necessary
Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: N/A
Accommodate Groups: N/A
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: Yes
Outdoor Dining: No