EDIT: We originally said the grand opening was on the 22nd but it is on the 23rd. Apologies for any confusion.

A new self-described “one-stop-shop” for cheese lovers will be opening this month in Winter Park, led by a Midwest-raised cheese enthusiast.

“We’re just raised differently in the Midwest. If we had a family gathering and we didn’t have
a cheese ball, something wasn’t right. I just love cheese and I feel like there are a lot of people
like me, who like a place to go to taste and sample cheese before they buy it. We want it to be a cheese lover’s dream and a true multisensory experience for them.”


Simply Cheese (Instagram| Website), owned by Grand Rapids, Michigan-raised Ann Thornton, is located at 2258 Aloma Avenue [GMap] in Winter Park and is scheduled to open to the public later this month.

The new store will feature farmhouse-inspired decor and offer over 60 different varieties of
cheeses that have been hand-selected from around the world, and they will offer “cut from the wheel” cheeses that customers can sample prior to purchasing or taking home a “snack pack” of samples to enjoy.

The shop will also carry charcuterie accompaniments like prepackaged meats,
spreads, jams, honey, and even vegan options.

The shop will also carry goods from local Florida and Michigan-based makers, breweries, and wineries.

A grand opening is scheduled for Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23, with a farmer’s market-like celebration where guests can taste and shop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bungalower Buddy Keyholder members can unlock 10 percent off all items in the store, excluding pre-packaged goods and alcohol by showing their keychains at the register.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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