Photo: Iced mint latte at Adesso (provided – photo credit ©GinaWeathersby)
Mason High School alumnus, Chuck Pfahler, is known around Cincinnati as an entrepreneur and coffee artisan. He started La Terza Coffee which he has since sold, and went on to start Adesso Coffee, a mobile espresso cart at The Mercantile Library. This summer, this 1994 graduate will return to Mason to expand Adesso Coffee to a permanent home on Main Street. Along with artisan-minded establishments like Wildflower Cafe, this could signal a new chapter for old Mason in food and drink.
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It takes someone with a special set of skills to make great cheese. With patience, creativity and a scientific mind, Eduardo Rodriguez of My Artisano Cheeses & Yogurts has unlocked the art and science of this very organic craft. At the same time, he’s woven his Venezuelan heritage into his tasty creations. Now in Lockland, this artisan cheesemaker is poised to take his craft to the next level. Happily, other artisan-minded food makers – La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie and FAB FERMENTS – are in the same neighborhood. Yes, tasty collaborations are under way. Local chefs and other marketplace players like Nathan Mantia of Tēla Bar + Kitchen and Alice Bruns Chalmers of Ohio Valley Food Connection are devoted fans of Rodriguez’s cheeses.
Click here for more: Artisan cheesemaker relocates to Lockland