Casellula is a “cheese and wine cafe”. Note the order of those words. If you’re looking for a wine bar with hundreds of varietals and rare finds, look elsewhere. Casellula is about the cheese first, and everything else second. So if what you’re after is a laid back spot where you can get a raw milk goat cheese from Italy, this is your joint.
This is a cozy little place in Hells Kitchen, and it's run by some serious fromage lovers. The owner was once the head cheese guru at The Modern, something we discovered when we saw a congratulatory letter from Danny Meyer hanging in the bathroom. The cheese selection is vast and incredibly tasty, and each variety is priced at $10. Don’t do dairy? Casellula is also good for a glass of wine and a casual meal. There are some nice bites on the menu—specifically the Pig’s Ass Sandwich—but only the cheeses and desserts reach mind-blowing levels. Don’t miss the chocolate cake. It’s absolutely ridiculous.
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