Pretty cheese platters are on the menu.
Dallas diners who feel there is never enough cheese have a new destination: an artisan cheese and provisions shop called The Salty Cow, newly opened in Lewisville.
The Salty Cow specializes in locally sourced gourmet cheeses; meats such as prosciutto, jamón serrano, salami and pâté; and provisions such as dried fruits, spreads, oils, crackers, coffees, and teas.
Also on the menu: gourmet popcorn from Hico Popcorn Works in flavors such as toffee, chipotle ranch, and dill pickle; and sweets from Wiseman House Chocolates, also located in Hico.
The Salty Cow is located at 2540 King Arthur Blvd. in Lewisville, one of the newest small local businesses to open at the in the Castle Hills Village Shops, located within the master-planned Castle Hills community.
In addition to selling cheeses and other items individually, they also offer varied cheese and charcuterie boards, with tailored platters and gift baskets for every occasion. The "Best of Texas" platter, for example, features four cheeses and two meats including Bosque Blue cheese, sheep gouda, and jalapeno cheddar from the Veldhuizen Family Farm in Dublin, Texas.
The Salty Cow has partnered with TKO Libations, a new craft brewery at the Castle Hills Village Shops, to offer a beer and cheese pairing menu specifically for TKO customers. Guests visiting TKO Libations can hop across the Plaza for a fromager d’affinois to complement TKO’s IPA, breakfast stout, and tart blonde beers.
The shop will also offer fun and tasty cheese courses in the future as well as host private events.
The concept was created by husband-and-wife Jennifer Gentry and Harold Gonzalez, who lamented the lack of specialty cheese shops in that area.
Originally from New York, the couple are now Castle Hills residents and are excited to offer their products and expertise to neighbors and those from outside the community.
"This was the perfect place for our home and our shop," Jennifer says in a release. "Also, there are a LOT of people here who love cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate!"
Castle Hills Village Shops is a neighborhood dining and events destination offering culinary variety, local flavor, conveniences and seasonal events to the Castle Hills community and beyond.
In addition to The Salty Cow and TKO Libations, retailers include pizzeria PI.E 3.14 Everyday Eatery, taqueria T.B.D. Kitchen, susheria Kanzi Sushi & Hibachi, Z’s Wok, and Sophia’s Kitchen, specializing in coffee, tea, and pastries.
Castle Hills is a 2,800-acre master-planned community near SH 121 and Josey Lane in Lewisville with single-family homes, golf villas, townhomes, condos, and estate homes, priced from the $170s to $2.5 million and up. Castle Hills is also home to Discovery at The Realm, an urban-inspired collection of apartment homes within a walkable community, including programming, activities and amenities.