Retailer Profile: Saxelby Cheesemongers

Saxelby CheesemongersSaxelby Cheesemongers is nestled inside the bustling historic Essex Street Market on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Owner Anne Saxelby stocks between 50-75 cheeses, plus dairy items like milk, yogurt, crème fraiche, butter, and eggs. Saxelby Cheesemongers also has a small selection of local jams, honeys, crackers, and granola.

The cheese shop sells only American-made cheese, and their focus is on northeastern US cheeses from small farms. Anne says, “We try to bring delicious, hard-to-find cheese to cheese lovers in NYC!” Saxelby Cheesemongers has also recently been bringing in some new cheeses from Wisconsin and Tennessee.

Anne’s current favorite cheese is Uplands Cheese Company’s Rush Creek Reserve. “It’s available for a short season, so I’m eating as much as I can right now!” says Anne. She can also be found on cold winter nights enjoying grilled cheese and tomato soup.  A grilled cheese with Cabot Clothbound Cheddar was a recent pick.

Saxelby Cheesemongers does mail order, including a variety of “Cheesemonger’s Choice” selections. Visit their website at

Saxelby Cheesemongers
120 Essex St. (btw Delancey and Rivington)
New York, NY  10002
(212) 228-8204
ACS Member Discount:  15% off entire purchase (sandwiches excluded)

Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm.