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Best Homage To American Cheese: The Rhined

Best Homage To American Cheese

Most people don’t have pleasant associations with the phrase “American cheese.” However, The Rhined, opening soon in Over-the-Rhine, aims to change that. The artisanal cheese store focuses on carrying the very best domestic cheese the United States has to offer, as well as wine, beer, nuts, olives and jams to accompany the dairy of your dreams. You’ll find domestic artisan and farmhouse cheddar, Humboldt fog, Brie, blue and more from Austin, Ky.’s Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, California’s Cypress Grove Creamery, Indianaoplis’ Tulip Tree Creamery and others — all hand-selected. If you can’t wait for the brick-and-mortar location to open, visit one of their many cheese tasting events held at venues like Rhinegeist or Findlay Market, visit their online shop or inquire about their next-day cheese delivery service. Or get hyped by following their Instagram @therhined. It showcases the cheese boards their team dreams up paired with accouterments from Holtman’s Donuts, Chocolats Latour, Made by Mavis jams and other local culinary stars. The Rhined, 1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, therhined.com.