Stinky Bklyn

Boerum Hill

72 Ratings

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Famed Smith Street cheese shop's knowledgeable staff carefully ages each wheel to reveal it's optimal flavor

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Promotional value expires Jan 16, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like early hominids, cheese matures most effectively in a cave. Enjoy a highly evolved snack with this Groupon.

$20 for a Stinky Rewards Club Membership ($100 Value)

Membership in the Stinky Rewards Club grants a discount of 20% off all dairy cheeses for one year. The shop's aromatic selections include a classic, two-year aged parmigiano reggiano ($21 per pound), a 300-day gorgonzola ($18 per pound), and a seven-year aged cheddar by Quebec Vintage ($22 per pound). Shop assistants are always available to offer samples of rare and unique offerings.

Stinky Bklyn

"I feel a little like a detective," reveals Luke Johnson, overseer of the cheese cave at Stinky Bklyn, to the New York Times. He continues, "I…try to steer people toward something new. If they say they don't like goat, I really push the goat because people don't realize there are so many varieties." And push they do. Staff members pass indulgent segments of their carefully aged cheeses, offering approachable wisdom to novices and a wide-ranging selection for aficionados. The charming Smith Street institution has opened a new location between Baltic and Butler, with fridges and pantries stocked with international morsels such as chocolates, oils, vinegars, and beer, as well as an impressive ham bar.

Visitors can request a peak at the temperature- and humidity-controlled cheese cave, where Luke and staff nurture each wheel through distinct aging processes. Cheeses dwell within the cavern for anywhere from a few days to a few years, undergoing washing, soaking in beer or brine, and the opportunity to view culturally enriching cave paintings. Owners Patrick Watson, Michele Pravda, and Chris Remy also added a green garden and patio behind the shop, providing an ideal place for tastings or a peaceful spot for enjoying one of the shop's artisan sandwiches.

Customer Reviews

72 Ratings

The food is great, the wine selection is large and the service is very nice!
Clemence S. · January 30, 2013
Delicious! Great service! Thank you...
Miriam · January 26, 2013
The service was great and the cocktails and fondue were delicious! I will definitely be going back with friends in the near future.
Karen S. · January 20, 2013
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    Boerum Hill

    215 Smith St.

    Brooklyn, New York 11201

    718-596-2873

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