Caselulla Parts Ways With Its Fearless Fromager
According to Eater, the widely praised Hell's Kitchen cheese and wine bar Caselulla has severed ties with Tia Keenan, its lavishly talented fromager. Keenan's apparent dismissal is big news among the city's cheese community, which is a fairly small and tight-knit one. "Her work at Caselulla is to me a big part of what defines the place," says Saxelby Cheesemonger's Anne Saxelby. "[She] just really elevated the art of pairing cheese. She never went for usual suspects -- once, for a friend, she paired a cheese with Big League Chew." Saxelby, who had just learned of the news, adds, "I look forward to seeing what she does next. She's a force to be reckoned with."