Girl About Town Good Eats

The Woodlands gets cheese and wine shop

Skip meeting your girlfriends at the coffee shop and try this casual dinning experience.

The two things I love most about eating: cheese and wine (…and okay, chocolate is a close runner up.) We’ve all saved more than a meal or two with adding cheese, and wine is — Jesus drank wine guys! Enough said.

This summer The Cheese Course debuted its first Texas location in The Woodland’s Waterway Square, and I was ecstatic! In line with anything I’m excited about, I didn’t get a chance to visit until months later.

  • The Cheese Course is a  Florida-based shop that serves European-style cheeses paired with various wines, beers, spreads, meats and fruit.
  • Cheeses come in six main varieties: bloomy grind, washed grind, fresh, blue, hard and semi-hard.
  • The menu also includes breakfast items, salads, soups and sandwiches.
  • Catering and delivery services are available.

You should try the Manchego and get accompaniments!

I tried the Fromager d’Affinois and Manchego, which were both delicious! I paired it with black olive tapenade and salmon, which was a very salty combination. Luckily, they gave me honey and raspberry-cranberry relish to balance it out. (I’m assuming he was) the owner let us sample a 10-year old sharp cheddar from Britain. I can’t remember the name, but it was deeply flavorful while pungent.

Cheese is the focus, but I’m going to be nit-picky.

I was a little disappointed in the house wine selection and expected more quality options. It is the the Woodlands; they could upgrade to the 20-something dollar range. A diverse selection of premium wines were available, but we went with a bottle of St. M Riesling.

Craft beer and house wine are only $3 a glass Thursday nights.

When I get the chance, I’m going to check out their happy hour with a group of girlfriends. The shop has a comfortable, causal atmosphere that is just perfect for long chats. I’ve also heard great things about their various cheese making and cheese pairing classes.

PARKING AND OTHER INSIGHTS

Parking shouldn’t be a problem at all. There is ample street parking available and a free parking garage across the street. Should push come to shove, there is also a paid-parking garage next door.

The Cheese Course is located between BurgerFi and the Fiat dealership. The Cinemark Tinseltown 17 movie theater is across the street — great, if you want to make it wine and a movie!


Location: 1501 Lake Robbins Drive, Suite 110, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Phone:  832-246-8884

Store Hours: Mon. – Wed. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thu. – Fri. 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

*serving breakfast from 7- 11 am Monday-Friday and brunch from 10 am- 2 pm Saturday and Sunday

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