53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Out of town and craving some Point Reyes Blue? Want to share that bottle of Bourgogne with your sister on the coast? Check out Pastoral's online store where you can order just about anything you see in their shop.
With over a hundred hand-selected, handmade cheeses, fine wines, craft beers, charcuterie, and tons of delicious culinary accoutrement, you might wonder what the bad news is at Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread, and Wine with locations in the Loop, East Lakeview, and the French Market. When you take into consideration their menu of made to order gourmet sandwiches, salads, and party platters or their list of classes featuring local cheese-makers, winemakers, and brewers, it stands to reason that there must be something bad to say about this place. The bad news is...there is no bad news. The extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you pick out exactly what you're looking for, offering tastes as you go to ensure you're getting quality goods. They never fail to offer background information on the very wheel of cheese your selecting and its maker, connecting you to your food and its production in a most delicious way.