Beloved Hyde Park cheese shop Antonelli’s is opening a second location in South Austin. The new tasting room will be found in the Zilker neighborhood within the Lamar Union complex at 1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 1130 starting sometime in either February or March of 2024.
Alas, the South Austin location of Antonelli’s won’t offer cheeses for retail sale. However, it will serve as a pickup point for preordered cheese trays. The new space will also host cheese tastings with wines and the such, as well as other food/drink events such as classes and pop-up collaborations. It’ll also be available for private event bookings.
Co-owners Kendall and John Antonelli announced their intentions to expand into somewhere in South Austin back in August 2023. They wanted to have a second location to serve as a go-to hub for South Austinites, and had created a survey to get feedback on ideal addresses. When they signed the lease for South Lamar in early November, they organized a free-cheese scavenger hunt so that people could find out the address.
The Antonellis opened the original shop in 2010, serving all sorts of cheeses from Texas, the rest of America, and internationally.