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A new cheese shop has been proposed for this retail space on Underwood in Tosa.

European style cheese shop on the docket for Tosa Village

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The Wauwatosa Village may have its very own cheese shop as soon as early December.

A proposal for The Village Cheese Shop for the retail space at 1430 Underwood Ave., is slated to go before the Wauwatosa Plan Commission on Monday, Oct. 10.

The shop's owner, Sabina Magyar, is an accomplished traveler whose appreciation for food and wine has been honed through a variety of experiences in Europe and beyond. Her professional experience has included work as beverage and cheese manager at Glorioso's Italian Market, where she assisted in expanding the market's selection of both cheeses and wine.

Most recently, she has worked with companies in the wine industry, including Thief Wine and Rootstock Wine Co. Magyar is also an American American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional and certified by the Wine & Spirit Educational Trust.

"Having experienced cheese shops in other cities and countries, I was inspired to have my own shop where I could showcase the exceptional artisanal cheeses being produced in America and particularly the Midwest," she says, "I always planned to open my own business in Milwaukee after many years living elsewhere, and the time is right for me to do this now."

Magyar says the European inspired shop will feature a wide variety of artisanal and farmstead cheeses from Wisconsin as well as across the U.S. and Europe which will be cut to order by approachable, knowledgeable staff.

In addition to cheeses, customers will be able to purchase distinctive accompaniments including charcuterie, tinned fish, jams, crackers, nuts and sea salts along with cheese boards, tools and bottles of wine from a curated selection of value-focused offerings from small, traditional producers.

Gift boxes, catering trays and cheese education classes are also part of the plan.

And for cheese lovers who would like to linger with a glass of wine, Magyar says a cheese bar within the shop will offer a small menu of cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches and salads.

Magyar says she expects The Village Cheese Shop to be open Tuesday through Sunday with hours most evenings until 7 p.m.

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