Grand opening Nov. 16

A new business in Honesdale opened this month, just in time for the busy holiday season. Alley Whey Cheese Shoppe, 1023 Main Street, is owned by James Regelsky, a trained chef and cheesemaker at Calkins Creamery. Regelsky’s retail store offers customers not only American cow’s milk cheeses, but regional goat and sheep cheeses. Other specialties at Alley Whey include honey, olives, breads and pesto and tapenades to accompany the diverse cheese selection. Cheese connoisseurs will recognize the following brands at Alley Whey: From Pennsylvania: Calkins Creamery Goot Essa From Vermont: Jasper Hill Farms Vermont Butter and Cheese Consider Bardwell Farm Blue Ledge Farm Vermont Shepherd From Maine: Seal Cove James invites the public to Alley Whey Cheese Shoppe Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. From 1 – 2 p.m., watch a live mozzarella cheese demonstration, from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Anne Marie Brooks will be there to give out samples of her Gourmet Jellies and Mustards “Spread Some Love”and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Capra Collina Winery will pair wines with Alley Whey cheeses, wines will be available for purchase on site. “I look forward to introducing Honesdale and the surrounding communities to our fabulous cheeses and assorted specialty items,” Regelsky said. “We’re excited to welcome you to the store, especially as our customers prepare for the holiday entertaining season.” To learn more about Alley Whey Cheese Shoppe, visit their Facebook page at Contact the store at 570-253-0227 or email at