Mission Cheese

Cafe
736 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 736 Valencia Street, San Francisco Directions
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Sandwiches, Deli, Japanese, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Sandwiches, Deli, Japanese, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
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From Our Editors

Mission Cheese: A User’s Guide

Artisanal American Cheese | Wine Bar | Craft Beer and Cider | Housemade Pickles | Farmhouse-Inspired Decor

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: charcuterie plate of shredded duck, housemade pickles, and quince butter
  • Entree: mac & cheese with clothbound cheddar, washed rind cow’s-milk cheese, and toasted breadcrumbs
  • Wine: zinfandel, County Line, Russian River
  • Dessert: milk and cookies, baked to order

Where to Sit: the bar. Crafted from a single slab of wood, it’s the epicenter of Mission Cheese. You’ll get to see the cheesemongers in their element as they select cheeses from the glass cooling cases.

While You’re Waiting

  • Grab a copy of the current drink list. The wine, beer, and cider offerings update frequently.
  • Look at the pickling jars lining the shelves and guess what’s in each one. You’ll see all kinds of house-pickled veggies, such as carrots, cauliflower, and California-grown olives.

Inside Tips

  • Treat yourself to a cheese flight. Between the rotating selection and the cheesemongers’ whims, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get the same flight twice.
  • The iced coffee isn’t chilled hot coffee. It’s cold-brewed for at least 12 hours using beans from Fort Bragg–based Thanksgiving Coffee Company.

Vocab Lesson
Cheesemonger: an expert in cheese. Cheesemongers also tend to have great knowledge in other forms or dairy, such as butter and cream, as well as in breads, fruits, and other foods that help bring out the flavors in cheese.
Levain: French for “leaven,” the word is sometimes used interchangeably with sourdough.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Peruse vintage furnishings at The Apartment (3649 18th Street), a resale shop known for its funky, eclectic selection.

After: Indulge in small-batch confections at Dandelion Chocolate (740 Valencia Street), which calls itself “a bean-to-bar chocolate factory.”

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Mission Cheese

Sun
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Sat
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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