Truckle Cheesemongers has signed a lease agreement with Blue Bee Cider to open a cheese shop at 1320 Summit Avenue in Scott’s Addition.
The market will be adjacent to Blue Bee Cider’s tasting room in a space currently occupied by the cidery’s bottle shop.
The shop is slated to open in the fall and will sell cheeses and charcuterie cut to order, grab-and-go cheeses, cheese, and charcuterie boards, and sandwiches to enjoy onsite to complement Blue Bee Cider’s offerings.
Maggie Bradshaw founded Truckle Cheesemongers in 2015. She studied cheese and wine in Paris while in college. After graduation, she worked for associations in Washington, DC while following her passion working at a cheese shop in Alexandria. Prior to her move to Richmond, she was cheesemonger at specialty grocer Southern Season flagship store in Chapel Hill, NC.
Over the past four years, Truckle Cheesemongers has partnered with Blue Bee Cider to host pairing classes and supply food in its tasting room. Blue Bee Cider is the pickup location for Truckle’s cheese share, a monthly box featuring selections curated by Bradshaw from around the globe.
In addition to classes and its cheese share, Truckle hosts pop-up events across Richmond, supplies wholesale cheeses, caters events, and collaborates to produce beer cheese available at local breweries.
Blue Bee Cider is Virginia’s first urban cidery and was founded in 2012 by Courtney Mailey. The cidery moved to Scott’s Addition in 2016 after a thorough renovation of historic stables formerly used by the city.