Tastings Gourmet Market is a one of a kind Old World European-style shop specializing in artisanal, farmstead and imported cheeses, handmade French chocolates, authentic croissants, baguettes and breads, as well as many gourmet pantry items. We also offer fresh meats, charcuterie and pâtés served to order.
We make sandwiches featuring our specialty meats and cheeses fresh daily on handcrafted breads and baguettes. Our salads are of the best quality using premier ingredients. All sandwiches and salads are available To Go, and are perfect for a busy working lunch, an afternoon picnic or an impromptu dinner. With our neighbor, Wine Cellars of Annapolis, you can enjoy one-stop shopping for the wines, cheeses and meats that will define your perfect meal.
Tastings is owned by Stacey Adams. A professional chef and culinary instructor, Stacey received her culinary education from L'Academie de Cuisine near Washington D.C. A member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and an avid traveler, Stacey has spent countless hours in kitchens across the Mediterranean. In 2006, Stacey decided to open Tastings Gourmet Market because she simply couldn't find the type of products that she fell in love with while traveling through Italy, France, Greece, Spain and Eastern Europe. The experience of walking into an Old World-style European market-the pungent odors of dried salumis hanging from the ceiling, perfectly aged cheeses cut to order, regional delicacies that define cultures and traditions-- are unforgettable memories that Stacey seeks to recreate at Tastings Gourmet Market.
Stacey has developed a small staff of knowledgeable cheesemongers who are thoroughly trained in the art of cheese. You can always be assured of receiving the freshest, properly ripened and perfectly maintained cheese or charcuterie. The staff at Tastings is committed to providing you the warm and friendly customer service you would experience in a local trattoria or café. Our small town charm will ensure that you visit us again-and again.
We look forward to meeting you during your next visit to Tastings, or simply to hearing from you as you order from our website. Enjoy browsing our international market, recipes and newsletters, and of course, let us know what you think!