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Inside Mission Cheese, Now Open On Valencia Street

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The sheep mural on the wall incorporates the names of those that supported Sarah in the project.
The sheep mural on the wall incorporates the names of those that supported Sarah in the project.

[Photo: Eva Frye]

Take a gander inside Mission Cheese, now open for business on Valencia Street in the Mission. Owner Sarah Dvorak's has finally realized her vision: to create a convivial spot where the neighborhood can convene and dig into really good cheese—the emphasis being on that "really good" part. We had a chance to peruse the "cheese menu" today and there are over 30 options available in plates of one ($3), two ($6) and three ($9) and divided up into seven total categories like "fresh and clean," "like butter" and "stinky and delicious." Additional options (for now) include pressed cheese sandwiches, raclette and mac and cheese. (See the gallery above for a snapshot of today's chalkboard menu.)

That very important final piece, the wine and beer license is still on the way. When the ABC grants Dvorak's wish, expect three beers and red and white wine available on tap. The wine list will include suggested pairings for the various cheeses. Do take a moment for a virtual tour through the eco-minded space above, all reclaimed barn wood, tiles and such. We'll let you know when the cheese bar becomes a cheese and wine bar, as soon as we get word. Also on the way: outdoor seating. Early impressions are much appreciated in the comments or right here.

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