Like I said last time I visited Farmstead, I went in for cheese, and got cheese—and a bunch of other stuff. But this time, it was on the other side of the cheese shop's wall at La Laiterie, the adjacent bistro with fabulous cheese plates and charcuterie boards.
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Back in October, I had the opportunity to experience three of my favorite things all together: Chef Mike LaScola of American Seasons on Nantucket, Chef Matt Jennings of La Laiterie in Providence, and a rather tasty heritage breed Mangalitsa pig. Check out the video after the jump for some thoughts from Matt Jennings and Mike LaScola about the importance of heritage pork.
This always happens. I went in for cheese, and left with cheese, jars of fancy mustard and ketchup, and an awesome sandwich. Farmstead, Wayland Square's terrific cheese boutique that shares a wall (and a door) with chef/owners Matt and Kate Jennings' beloved bistro La Laiterie, serves lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m, and the roast beef sandwich ($9) came highly recommended by the friendly on-duty cheesemonger.
Alaina and I cruised out of Boston at around 11:30. Our plan: head to Providence for a sandwich tour—the food store-cum-cheese shop Farmstead, by husband and wife chef team Matt and Kate Jennings, and Hewtin's Mobile Hot Dog Truck, owned by Matthew and Kristin Gennuso of Chez Pascal. What better time to visit a food truck in New England than on a sunny day in mid-March, with wheels at your disposal?