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Surdyk’s Cheese Shop: IYKYK

Surdyk’s Cheese Shop: IYKYK

Posted on Jun 7th 2024

Written by
Surdyk's Staff


Surdyk’s Cheese Shop is a small but mighty market located inside Surdyk’s Liquor Store in Northeast Minneapolis. Since 1979 it has been a source for all things delicious. Anchored by a cheese case housing over 150 global options, the space is filled with charcuterie, locally made breads, seasonally focused prepared foods, decadent pastries & desserts, and shelves stocked with the most swoon-worthy gourmet pantry staples. Dream of cooking like a Michelin-starred chef? Stop in and start here: 


Vinegar of the Gods

Camut 20yr Vinaigre de Cidre

Camut 12yr Aged Vinaigre Balsamique de Cidre


The Camut family has been making some of the world’s best calvados for seven generations. Any admirer of French brandy is familiar with the Camut name. About 15 years ago, current proprieter Emmanuel Camut took an interest—which rapidly became an obsession—in balsamic vinegar. During the cold winter nights in Normandy, Emmanuel would gently reduce apple must on the wood stove in his 19th-century house until it reached a rich sugar concentration. This reduction was placed into wood barrels of various origins, where it slowly fermented and aged. With each passing year, as more and more quantity evaporated, the vinegar became sweeter, more viscous, and extremely concentrated. After 12 years, Emmanuel finally began to sell this unctuous nectar while topping up the largest casks with additional reduced must, establishing a solera style of aging within this balsamic cave. This is perhaps the best vinegar France has ever produced, used in the kitchens of several Michelin three-star restaurants in Paris. We are fortunate to have a limited number of each of these coveted vinegars.


Butter makes everything better 
No truer words have ever been said…but the butter has got to be good


President Butter is all you want good European butter to be. Rich and smooth, with an incredible mouthfeel.  

Hope Creamery Butter is one of the best things you can do for your bread. Small batched, locally made in Minnesota.  


Regalis Truffle Butter - melt it into warm pasta with a shaving of grated Parmigiano Reggiano and dinner is done.  

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