Cheese shop-slash-cafe Magnolia Cheese Company. debuted on Fort Worth's artsy, independent-minded Magnolia Avenue at the tail end of last year, and diners are forming long lines inside the charming, vintage furniture-adorned space daily to sample cut-to-order artisan cheeses and a menu of inventive dishes based around them.
Those wishing to sample the wares can order up a cheese plate featuring 5 selections flanked by curried pecans, date jam, and honeycomb. A standout of the sandwich menu is the sweet-and-salty Twisted Spaniard with manchego, Serrano ham, and a date-garlic spread, served on brioche; worthy salads include the punched-up Caprese Run Amok, which adds smoked sea salt, grapefruit, chiles, and sage to the classic trio of mozz, tomato, and basil; and sweets tend toward the unexpected, like a rotating creme brulee flavor (most recently, mascarpone and Purple Haze) and chevre cheesecake topped with maple pecan syrup. And because no cheese should stand alone, there's plenty of wine and craft beer — including selections from just-up-the-road brewers Rahr & Sons — available for sipping.
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