Your Guide to Buying Gourmet Cheese in Hoboken + Jersey City

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We have now been through quite a few holidays in quarantine and can agree that it is nice to have something to look forward to. Whether it be finding alternatives to barbecuing without a grill on Memorial Day {or all summer long} or taking a walk around town {with a mask} to pick up thenow legalto-go cocktails on Cinco De Mayo, there are many ways to celebrate and support the community we live in. 

This time around, we’re celebrating something that can be sweet, salty, and every flavor in-between — cheese. That’s right, in case you forgot, National Cheese Day was on June 4th and since cheese is something we can all agree on {because who can’t love the ooey-gooey goodness of cheese}, we’ve rounded up a list of local cheese offerings to help you celebrate in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Van Hook Cheese & Grocery {528 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City}

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Located in the Historic Downtown area of Jersey City, this family-owned cheese and specialty grocery store carries all the fixings for your celebration. Among the many items available for curb-side pick up on the website, the cheese can be filtered by cheese family, local offerings, favorites, and raw vs. pasteurized. The store is currently open from 12:00PM-7:00PMPM on weekdays and 10:00AM-5:00PM on weekends and recommends you allow the staff two open hours to fill your order {ie. later orders will be filled the following day}. For some ideas on what to pear {pun intended} with your cheeses, check out our post on how to make the perfect cheeseboard.

Read More: How to Create the Perfect Cheeseboard 

Cheese + Wine {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken}

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In Uptown Hoboken, Hoboken Cheese + Wine offers a wide selection of artisan and farmhouse cheeses, wines, charcuterie, imported foods, and more. Treat yourself to one of the store’s gift boxes {Italian, French, Spanish, Oh My!} or order a gourmet sandwich to go made with Hoboken’s very own Choc-O-Pain bread. Check out the full product list here and pick-up in-store or text 201-668-1710 for delivery or curbside pickup Thursday – Sunday.

Casey 2 Cook {Online}

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If you weren’t able to catch Governor Phil Murphy’s briefing last week, Hoboken’s Chef Casey Repetti was highlighted for cooking up a storm to feed both the Hoboken Police Department on Tuesdays and the Hoboken Fire Department on Thursdays. When she is not feeding the frontline, she is also known for her “self-care cheeseboarding” and you can order her expert boards from her website or contact her via Instagram {@Casey2Cook}.

Vito’s {806 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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Open since 1986, Vito’s Deli is open for walk-in pick-up of the fresh mutz Vito himself has been making since he was 14 years old. Call 201-792-4944 to order ahead or wait in the eatery’s socially distant line on Washington to grab a pound {or two} for $12.50 each. Vito’s is open from 8:00AM-6:0 PM Monday through Friday, 8:00AM- 5:00PM Saturday, and 9:00AM-3:00PM on Sunday.

See More: To-Go Cocktails in Hoboken + Jersey City: The Ultimate Guide

Fiore’s {414 Adams Street, Hoboken}

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Fiore’s is also open to quench your mutz thirst on National Cheese Day. This old-school spot is your classic Hoboken Italian deli and has been serving the Mile Square since 1903. The store is still open and offering is offering its daily sandwich specials. Just don’t forget your mask to stand in line, and make sure not to put your mutz in the fridge when you get home. Room temperature is best.

Not feeling the deconstructed look for this holiday? Check out this list of restaurants offering local delivery in Jersey City and Hoboken, which includes many cheesy delivery alternatives such as pizza and pasta. 

Whatever way you choose, don’t let quarantine keep you from cheesing {literally}.

How do you plan to celebrate? Let us know in the comments! 

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Born and raised in Madison, this authentic Jersey tomato has ripened in Hudson County for the last seven years. As a graduate of Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Chloe’s been nerding out over Excel spreadsheets {and stalking you on the internet} since she took her first internship at Efficient Frontier in NYC. Don’t let her college choice fool you, she is a diehard Met’s fan and has the weathered scorebook to prove it. When she’s not dodging armpits and elbows on the PATH, she can usually be found watching Jurassic Park {the original, obviously} for the billionth time, talking to every Jersey City dog she passes, or finishing the last slice of pizza.


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