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On the latest Port City Plate Podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Stephenie Funaro, the new owner of The Cheese Cottage in Mobile, Alabama. The Cheese Cottage is one of the cherished stops on our Old Mobile Evening Tour, and we’re thrilled to share our conversation about the delightful fusion of tradition and innovation at this local gem.

In our latest episode, Stephenie shares her passion for cheese, her experience in the food and hospitality industry, and the journey that led her to take the reins of The Cheese Cottage. We also explore how she’s maintaining the charm and essence of the establishment, while adding her unique flair.

Discover the Secrets of the Perfect Cheese Board:

During our conversation, Stephenie reveals her insider tips for crafting the ultimate cheese board that’s sure to impress your guests. From selecting a diverse range of cheeses to considering various textures and accompaniments, Stephenie’s advice will inspire you to elevate your cheese game.

Seasonal Cheese Selections:

The Cheese Cottage offers an incredible selection of cheeses sourced from all around the world. Stephenie shares insight into seasonal cheese selections that patrons should look out for when visiting The Cheese Cottage, ensuring that each visit is a fresh and delightful experience.

Upcoming Events and Promotions:

As part of Stephenie’s exciting vision for The Cheese Cottage, she discusses various events and promotions on the horizon. From themed cheese and wine pairing classes to special celebrations like Mother’s Day, there’s always something exciting happening at The Cheese Cottage. Their outdoor seating is one of the most popular places to dine outside in Mobile.

Experience The Cheese Cottage with Bienville Bites Food Tour:

If this podcast episode has your taste buds tingling, why not join us on our Old Mobile Evening Tour to experience The Cheese Cottage for yourself? You’ll not only enjoy a selection of their exquisite cheeses and dishes, but you’ll also get a chance to explore the beautiful and historic downtown Mobile, Alabama.


We invite you to listen to our conversation with Stephenie Funaro and uncover the magic of The Cheese Cottage for yourself. Click the link to listen on Apple and Spotify, and be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Whether you’re a cheese connoisseur or simply looking to explore the unique flavors of Mobile, our Port City Plate Podcast and Old Mobile Evening Tour offer the perfect opportunity to delve into the culinary delights of our beautiful city. Join us today for an unforgettable food adventure!