365 Things to Do in Memphis #281: Eat All the Cheese at Bari

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 1st 2013 147 29

If you love cheese as much as I do, you’re going to love assignment no. 281 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis: sample all of the cheeses at Bari Ristorante.

All the Cheese, Bari Ristorante, Memphis, Tenn.

On Saturday night, in honor of the amazing Joey Miller’s birthday, Joey, his wife, my boyfriend and I went to Bari on a mission: to eat all of the cheese.

Bari has this deal where, if you call in advance, they’ll bring you samples of every cheese on their menu on a silver platter.

When our tray of cheeses came out, it honestly didn’t look like much. Each cheese was presented as a small sample with a little toothpick flag nametag sticking out of it.

Cheese, Bari, Memphis, Tenn.

Though it didn’t look like a ton of cheese at first, it was enough that the four of us were almost unable to finish it. Even in tiny sample format, more than 30 types of cheese is a lot of cheese.

On its own, cheese doesn’t make a good dinner. We paired ours with lardo, proscuitto, salads (including the incredible lattuga salad) and a bottle of red wine.

To try all of the cheeses, you must make a reservation in advance. It’s $150, or less if they don’t have everything available. I recommend bringing at least four people (but no more than six) and splitting the cost.

Go there:

Bari Ristorante

22 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 722-2244


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Emily says:

    Kerry. You're great. I love your blog. And usually I agree with everything you say. But cheese on its own not being a good dinner? That's just wrong. Just give me that entire table and a bunch of wine, and I'm GOOOOOD. I'm probably also sick, but in a good way. I think.

  2. Emily says:

    If loving cheese is wrong, I don't wanna be right. Thank the good lord I'm not lactose intolerant, amen.

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