Cheesy Love at Olivino

From Olivino: Who says love is cheesy? We do! You know what we mean: Love is rich, love is gooey, sometimes it's hard, and sometimes it's melt-in-your-mouth smooth. And sometimes it just plain stinks - still, we can't seem to get enough of it.

And that's why we've joined up with Formaggio Essex, purveyors of fine cheeses on the Lower East Side, to bring you a very special pre-Valentine's Day wine and cheese love fest next Tuesday, February 13, from 8 to 10 pm. Come get it on with a selection of FE's exclusive cheeses from around the world, cheeses made on small farms, in Old World, traditional methods. Cheeses like the Mil Ovejas, a smooth, slightly fruity sheep's milk cheese from Spain and Couronne Lochoise, a creamy, ash-coated chevre from France's Loire Valley.

Each cheese will be carefully paired with wines from our shop by neighborhood sommelier, Bill Powers. Bill will be on hand all evening to guide us all through the sensory process of properly pairing food and wine. And because love is best when it's bitter-sweet, we'll also be sampling scrumptious handmade chocolates by Durand, a boutique chocolatier from Rennes, France. Yummy. Titilate your senses and maybe even find that perfect gift for your Valentine at the very same time.

This event is $40 per person, and space is limited to ten people, so please RSVP soon!

Cheers (and, of course, love),