Valley Shepherd Creamery and Keven Parker Soul Food Cafe Debut at Reading Terminal Market

Valley Shepherd Creamery's New Jersey cow's milk, cave aged Nettlesome.
Valley Shepherd Creamery's New Jersey cow's milk, cave aged Nettlesome.Photo: Valley Shepherd Creamery

Two new stalls are set to debut today at Reading Terminal Market. One is Valley Shepherd Creamery, an offshoot of the Long Valley, NJ dairy of the same name. As the name implies, it will specialize in a variety of cheeses, including a farmers cheese dubbed Phresh, and mozzarella made on site. It will also be home to MeltKraft, which will offer a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches, which folks can request to be cooked with bacon or duck fat, plus several sides, like soups, salad and chips. The other new entry to the market’s roster of vendors is Keven Parker Soul Food Cafe.

Parker, who owns South Street’s Ms. Tootsie’s, replaces Delilah’s, which closed last year, with this venture. The cafe will serve soul and Southern specialties like fried chicken, barbecue ribs, catfish fingers, and mac and cheese.

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