Farmstead Inc. is a gourmet cheese shop that sells cheeses local to New England, refers to its employees as “cheese mongers” and provides the East Side of providence with a bevy of delicate, delectable fromages. Located in Wayland Square, it is worth a visit just to try the free samples. It also has an adjoining restaurant that I hear is fantastic, La Laiterie. For more information, check out http://www.farmsteadinc.com/
A representative monger visited my Politics of Food class just before spring break to do a cheese tasting. Aside from eating so much cheese that I nearly induced lactose intolerance, I also learned that a farmstead cheese refers to cheese that is produced on the farm where the diary animals are also raised.