Sona Creamery Coming to Pennsylvania Ave.

by dccheese on November 6, 2013

in cheese ventures,Cheesemakers & People,Cheesemongers & Shops,DC Cheese,washington dc

Here’s some exciting news for the nation’s capital: the latest cheese establishment coming to Washington, DC, won’t just be another retail counter/wine bar, but will actually make cheese on site. Sona Creamery and Wine Bar is currently under construction on Pennsylvania Avenue, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. While owners Conan & Genevieve O’Sullivan are transplants from the other Washington (state), they have hired local monger and cheesemaker Katie Carter as their cheesemaker. (Full disclosure: Katie is also a good friend-of-the-blog.)

Katie Carter, Cheesemonger Invitational 2013 |

Carter until recently was a cheesemonger at Arrowine and Cheese in Arlington, Va., and was a runner-up in this year’s Cheesemonger Invitational. She previously opened a creamery at Oak Grove Farm in Marshall, Va., and will be sourcing milk for Sona from the same farm. At Oak Grove, farmer Josh Walker maintains a herd of about 80 cows grazing on over 400 acres of organic grasses and legumes. The cows are a mixed breed of Jersey, Holstein, and Brown Swiss.

sona creamery logo

Carter reports that they will be making fresh and aged cheeses in the creamery and cheese will be aged on-site. The facility will have caves for aging, viewing windows into the cheesemaking room, a wine bar focusing on boutique wines from the West Coast, a cafe and a retail counter offering both their own and other cheese selections. With a planned opening date of December 1, we at Cheese and Champagne can’t wait to sample Sona’s first cheeses soon.

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Barbara A Hackett December 17, 2013 at 3:38 am

My name is Barbara Hackett I am very interested in applying for a position with your company, however, I had difficulty with the website Is there another email address I can forward my resume?

Thanking you in advance

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