Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Restaurant review: Experience the art of cheese at Magnolia Cheese Company
Insider tip: It gets crowded during peak hours.
FORT WORTH Magnolia Avenue on the Fort Worth’s southside just keeps adding to its array of amazing food options. The Magnolia Cheese Company opened in mid-December to much anticipation from cheese lovers like myself. I finally made it over for a visit a few weeks ago, and I found a slice of cheese heaven.
A bright blue, light-filled space greets you when you walk in Magnolia Cheese Company. The curated mix of vintage furniture gives the space a charming and cozy feel that invites you to linger. You’ll find the menu artfully hand-lettered on a large chalkboard. With so many delicious-sounding options, it’s a little overwhelming figuring out where to begin. The menu options include sandwiches, soups, salads, frittatas (weekends), cheese planks, and even desserts.
My friends and I decided to start off with a cheese plank. There’s several planks to choose from, ranging from The Locals, American Artisan, and The Traveler. We went with the American Artisan, and when the plank arrived at our table, I almost didn’t want to disturb the artful presentation. In addition to the carefully selected cheese each plank comes with nuts, honey, and seasonal fruit and jam. The presentation and the delicate portions really call for you to savor and enjoy every bite deliberately. You can add to the experience by ordering a glass of wine to pair with the cheese. (Don’t be surprised if you see people taking photos with their phones, I think it must be the most Instagrammed dish in Fort Worth.)
There are also charcuterie options to choose from as well if you want something a little heartier. The planks don’t exactly come cheap, with prices ranging from $16–$20, but it is an experience and a great tapa (appetizer) or in-between meal indulgence. I’d add a sandwich, salad, or soup if you’re looking to eat a full meal.
You won’t find any other place like Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth, and it is worth a try. I’m looking forward to many more visits and to exploring the menu further. The charming setting makes it a great spot to meet up with friends, family, or even first dates. Keep in mind that the restaurant is small, so don’t be surprised if it’s a little crowded during peak hours. Visits before or after lunch and dinner hours might yield a more relaxed experience.
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