Last weekend we stopped into a delightful little jewel box of a cheese shop at Mill No. 5 in Lowell: Mill City Cheese Mongers. I have long been wishing for an artisinal-type cheese shop closer to home. There it was! We bought three cheeses that the owner recommended, and let us taste, before she cut portions to order. The experience was comparable to the Concord Cheese Shop in Concord, Mass. where the owner trained. Though you could think of Mill City as more of a cheese boutique because of its small scale.
The shops in Mill No. 5 are open on limited days and hours, but a fun visit if you are in the area when they’re open. All of the storefronts are indoors on the 4th floor. We caught a movie at the art house Luna Theater in the Mill and then picked up cheeses to take home.
Mill City Cheese Mongers