by Lisa Sorg
Reliable Cheese Co., which sells artisan cheeses and meats from its cozy storefront at 405 E. Chapel Hill St. in Durham, is closing Friday, Oct. 19, according to an announcement in its weekly newsletter.
Patrick Coleff opened the store in the summer of 2011. In the Indy's profile of Coleff, the Brooklyn expat discussed one of his reasons for locating his shop in Durham: "We felt that Durham was where the exciting culinary action was happening."
The shop sells a variety of cheeses showcasing, as the profile said, "North Carolina's fromage chic." The cheeses are cut to order and chosen based on their seasonality.
The owners are trying to find alternative locations for scheduled cheese classes. Call 919-680-3939 for more info.