We at Fair Food pride ourselves on our work with the Delaware Valley’s artisan cheese community. Our annual beer and food pairing festival, The Brewer’s Plate, brings us together with the region’s craft brewers, wineries, and distillers, so it’s no wonder that we’ve found a kindred spirit in Tria, whose locations have been celebrating the best in beer, wine, and cheese in Philadelphia since 2004.
The Tria empire has steadily grown beyond the libations and cheese pairing concept and the cozy, European-inspired café menu of paninis and elevated bar snacks. The original Tria Cafe still sits at 12th and Spruce, plus there’s another iteration just off Rittenhouse on 18th Street, along with Tria Taproom (no bottles on the premises) a few blocks away at 20th and Walnut. The latest outpost is Tria Fitler Square, which serves an expanded dinner menu.
Cheese holds a special place on their menus, and it’s always exciting to stop during happy hour to see which local cheeses—like The Farm at Doe Run’s lush, whiffy Bathed in Victory or Shellbark Hollow Farm’s piquant take on chevre, Sharp II—are being highlighted this week. Fair Food and Tria’s shared love of local cheese had led to further collaboration: back in March, Tria donated a portion of the profits from each cheese board featuring Yellow Springs Farms’ goat cheeses to Fair Food. Thanks to Tria for this support!