Rind is a locally and family-owned artisanal cheese and gourmet foods shop in Barrington, Rhode Island.
We have an ever-evolving curated selection of domestic and imported cheeses, charcuterie, jams, honey, chocolates, olives, and many more specialty food items.
We offer upscale gift baskets, handcrafted serving boards, cheese tools, and gifts, as well as various sizes of beautifully arranged charcuterie and cheese platters for all occasions!
Ashley and Tim came together in a restaurant. Not over candle light, like you might expect, but one night during a staff “family meal” at Juniper in Wellesley MA. As head chef, Tim had whipped up his Shakshuka—a bright and spicy tomato-based Mediterranean dish with poached eggs—accompanied by pita he made from scratch. Ashley, the restaurant’s award-winning mixologist, knew exactly what spirited accompaniment was in order—Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, lime, simple syrup, a dash of grapefruit bitters, and a bar-spoon of her own habanero tincture (known henceforth as the Sea Nymph). It turned out to be a perfect pairing, in more ways than one, and a lasting collaboration was born.
Underlying their unique alchemy is a passion for, and deep knowledge of, flavor. After decades in the industry (during which they co-authored a cookbook, launched a ramen pop-up, and got through the pandemic by serving up culinary experiments to their family each night), a dream of fromagerie began to ferment. After all, what has a more eclectic array of aromas, flavors, textures, and pairing possibilities, than cheese?
Cheese has a rind to protect it from the elements but it also imparts its own unique characteristics. As purveyors, Ashley and Tim will lovingly source a fine Epoisses de Bourgogne or, for the adventurous, suggest an unusual picnic—a bottle of Grüner Veltliner (from Grapes & Grains next door!) paired with a lavender-and-honey-infused goat cheese, spread atop…wait for it…homemade Rice Krispie treats (ask her nicely for her recipe). This seemingly bizarre combination is transcendent! The only thing Ashley and Tim enjoy more than making these culinary discoveries, is sharing them. Stop by and say hello!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
24 Bosworth Street, Barrington, Rhode Island 02806, United States
10:00 am – 06:00 pm