Yesterday I hit the When Pigs Fly company store in Davis Square and picked up a sourdough and a NY rye loaf, both so much fresher than I have ever had when buying the bread at Wilson Farms or Market Basket. I also picked up a loaf of Sicilian green olive and hot cherry pepper bread – that might become my new bread obsession. The nice woman helping me said it pairs well with something rich: avocado, cheese, prosciutto. So far cheese and prosciutto have both been winners, can’t wait to try it with avocado.
Then I hit Formaggio Kitchen in its new location at the former site of Fresh Pond Market. What a beautiful store! And although two employees told me it has the same square footage as the old place it’s hard to credit as there is no sense of rubbing butts with other customers as you make your way down the aisle. My new discovery on this visit was Cochran Farm Oriskany cheese: a creamy, goaty piece of deliciousness. Also the usual suspects including some goodies from the sidewalk BBQ. I am very happy to enjoy the new and improved FK experience but I can’t help feeling for the folks who relied on having a true grocery store in the area.