Slideshow: Market Tours: Bedford Cheese Shop in Manhattan

The Bedford Cheese Shop
The Bedford Cheese Shop
The Bedford Cheese Shop's new, second location on Irving Place in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan is almost 3x the size of their Williamsburg location, yet keeps its trademark "neighborhoody" feel.
Inside the shop
Inside the shop
Inside the shop, alongside the cheeses, you'll find a beautifully curated selection of grocery products.
The shop aesthetic
The shop aesthetic
The Bedford Cheese Shop's quaintly rustic yet quirky aesthetic is evident in the decor.
Cheese accessories
Cheese accessories
In addition to the edibles, you'll find soap, bags for keeping cheese fresh, and these lovely cheese boards for displaying your purchases.
Sweet treats
Sweet treats
Jars of chocolate covered treats welcome you as you enter.
Salamis +
Salamis +
In addition to cheese, the Shop carries an extensive selection of cured meats.
Chocolate
Chocolate
Along with Ritual, the Bedford Cheese Shop carries dozens of types of chocolate, including this interesting version with beets, from Vermont.
Jams
Jams
The requisite wall of jams and other spreadable treats.
Syrups
Syrups
Among the more unique offerings at the Shop is this canned cane syrup from Steen's -- which has been around since 1910!
Sfoglini
Sfoglini
Chris's favorite new pasta in the store is Sfoglini, which works out of East Williamsburg.
Ritual Chocolate
Ritual Chocolate
One of the "new crop" of producers the shop's giving a chance to is not a cheese, but a grocery item. "This is one of my favorite new products." Chris plucked a slender candy bar from the display of vintage looking chocolates. "Ritual Chocolate, from Colorado. It's just a guy and a girl. They're small but their chocolate is delicious. They have two bars now, a Madagascar and a Costa Rica, and they're coming out with two more soon."