I've grown up in Sarasota and just love to see places like The Artisan Cheese Company pop up. Friendliness and a welcoming feeling always take a priority when I visit a new spot, and this one did not disappoint. The owner, Louise is so pleasant and all the "cheese mongers" are dolls. Knowledgeable, courteous and all smiles! On top of the wonderful atmosphere these ladies have created, the cheeses are all divine. I honestly can't remember all the ones I've tried as I've had several cheese plates for lunch with friends, but I have not been disappointed. Lovely presentation, delicious cheese and pairings, and in the summer there is plenty of parking/no crowds. I am so happy to have found this little spot to meet my sister and friends for a quick plate at lunch time! Please note that my outdoor seating took a lower rate due to the restrictions the cheese shop and most all shops downtown have with space. They did the best options with that they were able to work with. I can't wait to go back for my next cheese plate with a glass of wine!