Cheesemonster Studio soft opening on Kennedy Street this weekend, grand opening on Thursday, April 11

713 Kennedy Street, NW courtesy Cheesemonster

From Cheesemonster Studio:

Cheesemonster Studio is thrilled to announce its grand opening on Thursday, April 11, at 713 Kennedy St. NW. Cheesemonster was established two years ago as a mobile catering company by cheesemonger Alice Bergen Phillips. The brick and mortar location is a partnership between Bergen Phillips and beverage veterans Hilarey and Brian Leonard of Lost & Found and Free State bars.

The cozy space includes a full service catering prep kitchen for its signature artisan cheeseboards, cafe seating for 20 for cheese and charcuterie boards as well as wine and beer service Thursday-Saturday evenings 4-10pm, and space for private events and classes.

All of our products are carefully sourced from producers with whom Bergen Phillips has created lasting relationships over the years, and will feature local options whenever possible. The Leonards will be adding a robust seasonal beverage program with by the glass and bottle, as well as craft beer and non-alcoholic options.

The Studio is also a venue for local cheesemongers and beverage professionals to gather and deep dive into aspects of the industry they feel passionately about sharing with customers and each other.

Finally, being a part of a neighborhood community is very important to the concept. Creating a place for neighbors enjoy exceptional food and drinks with their friends and family is of the utmost importance. The team looks forward to being able to contribute in a positive way to the community.

Cheesemonster Studio is available for off site catering, in Studio private events, wine, beer and cheese classes on or off site, and will also curate classes open to the public. For more information please visit: or email [email protected] We will be doing a soft open this Friday and Saturday night from 4-10pm.

Cafe Hours: Thursday-Saturday 4pm-10pm

Catering and private events by request.”

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