Block Island Times

Marye Kelley Charcuterie opens on Dodge Street

Ooh la la! Block Island has a new cheese store that is much more than cheese. Marye Kelley has expanded into the space next door to her shop Marye Kelley Decoupage on Dodge Street to open Marye Kelley Charcuterie.The light-filled space is brimming with a mouth-watering selection of gourmet goodies that includes not only cheeses, but everything to serve with it for a simple but elegant presentation that will keep you out of the kitchen and enjoying time with guests and family.Lining the walls are shelves filled with mustards, pickled vegetables, and marinated olives. Other shelves hold colorful tins of fish, including Porthos Sardines and Octopus in a variety of marinades with a decidedly Portuguese flair.For the meat lovers, Kelley has selected Gastros Craft Meats’ line of small-batch artisan sausages and salami, made close by in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. According to their website, Gastros Crafts Meats are all hand made using only non-GMO and antibiotic-free pork and beef to achieve the highest quality products.The main event is of course, the cheese, and here again Kelley presents artisanal, small batch, award-winning products. Well represented are Jasper

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