In Concord you’ve got lots of options for your afternoon. After picking up lunch provisions at the Concord Cheese Shop, you can dive back into Revolutionary War history by trying the cell phone audio tour that begins just off the parking lot of the Minute Man National Historical Park visitor center; among its 13 stops along the Battle Road is the site where Paul Revere was captured. Also near the visitor center is the Robbins House: Originally inhabited by descendants of Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins, a former slave, the house is now an African American history museum.
The Christian Science Monitor[I]t’s not just the French who can pull off a classy picnic or appreciate the casual, carefree ambiance associated with dining en plein air.Picnics are plentiful in New England, too, particularly during the summer of 2020, as a pandemic persists, temperatures heat up, and Americans seek ways to gather with friends in a coronavirus-safe manner…Peter Lovis, owner of the 53-year-old Cheese Shop in Concord, Massachusetts, says he’s been selling about 100 custom-prepared picnics each week since March…“The simple act of sharing a great meal outdoors with people you care about nurtures the soul,” says Mr. Lovis.
Boston University News Service
Every first Thursday of December for the last decade, The Cheese Shop in Concord has marked the arrival of a particular cheese from the village of Scurelle, Italy in a unique way.
I Heart Radio WBZ 1030
Concord’s getting ready for a huge cheese parade, and Concord Cheese Shop owner Peter Lovis has all the details.
The Food Lens
If it’s the undisputed OG cheese purveyor you seek, look no further than The Cheese Shop of Concord, which opened in 1967.
Cutting the Curd
Host Ann Saxelby checks in with Peter about the evolving world of cheese, and the importance of customer relationships.
Boston Globe | December 7, 2018
Concord loves its cheese, and people flocked to its downtown Thursday to see a 400-pound cheese wheel arrive at a local shop.
Wicked Local Concord | December 6, 2018
The Concord Cheese Shop unveiled a 400-pound wheel of Italian Crucolo Cheese for the 9th annual Crucolo Cheese Parade in Concord on Dec. 6, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ruby Wallau]
The Concord Cheese Shop is Where the Sun Always Shines for Raclette
A la Prochaine New England, January 18, 2018.
20 Things to DO for under $20 in Concord: Sample Cheese at The Concord Cheese Shop
Boston Globe, September 15, 2017.
Make your way to this shop for sandwiches, soups, salads, wine, sweets, and, of course, plenty of cheese. It has between 150 and 200 types of cheese on hand at all times, and 90 percent are available for sampling, according to owner Peter Lovis. “Who doesn’t like free cheese?” said Lovis, who calls his shop “very old school, very old world.” (29 Walden St.)
Concord Cheese Shop Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Wicked Local Concord, July 19, 2017.
Dancers, horses, proclamations? Must be Concord’s cheese parade.
Boston Globe, November 30, 2016.
The Cheese Shop of Concord
Radio BDC, October 16, 2016.
At Concord Cheese Shop, buyer Brie Hurd samples, vouches (The Boston Globe)
Reflections on a Cheese Journey (The Gourmet Retailer)
Retailer Profile: The Cheese Shop in Concord (American Cheese Society)
Concord’s Cheese Parade Rolls On (Zagat, November 27)
Brie has a passion for cheese (Lincoln Journal)
A Parade for a wheel of Cheese? (WCVB TV Chronicle)
Lovis a World Traveling Cheese Wiz (Nashoba Publishing)
Cheese Demystified (Concord Patch)
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