The Loyalist Market is a cut-to-order cheese and charcuterie shop in historic Downtown Matthews, NC, highlighting local artisanal producers, farmers, wineries, and breweries. We are passionate food lovers interested in elevating our local community through memorable food experiences. At any given time, we carry about 40 artisanal cheeses and 20 styles of charcuterie with a focus on local and regional producers.
We've made it a priority to do our best in protecting the environment in a myriad of ways. All of our to-go containers and bags are either compostable or recyclable paper. We only offer "straws" on request, and we've ditched conventional plastic straws for hollow pasta noodles. Our lighting is all energy efficient LEDs, our toilets are low-flow, and our sinks are motion activated. We encourage a walkable and bikable downtown, and have a bike rack installed near our front door. In our market, we highlight over 60 local producers, committing ourselves to supporting vendors close to us where distribution and delivery are kept to a minimum, including all of our breads which come from Nova's Bakery in Plaza Midwood. Recently, we began offering pop-up markets in our pocket park where small business owners display their goods, free of charge from us. We also welcome local high school students to internship with us, and help teach them more about the local cheese and food movement.
Owned by Christopher Sottile, his passion for cheese, charcuterie, and authentic food has provided a much needed outlet for Matthews and all of South Charlotte for a truly unique and educational experience since 2017.