Houston Dairymaids is a ten-year-old venture from seasoned cheese professional, Lindsey Schechter. Part business and part exploration, our goal is to meet artisan Texas cheesemakers, learn about their craft, and bring the best of their products to Houston. We look for cheeses naturally made by hand, and, when possible, from unpasteurized milk.
Through our cheese tastings and work with area chefs, we hope to share our experiences while expanding the offerings of specialty foods to our community.
Our shop is located in the Houston Heights in a building that was Danna's Market, a Sicilian grocery store built in the 1930s. Our Airline Drive neighborhood is a hub for many iconic Houston food businesses, including Tampico Seafood, Canino's Produce and El Bolillo Bakery.
(Photo above by Jeff Fitlow for Rice Magazine.)
Where to Find the Country's Best Cheese, by Tia Keenan, Wall Street Journal, January 2020
How Houston Dairymaids Stepped up Houston's Cheese Game, by Gwendolyn Knapp, Houstonia Magazine, February 2019
The Cheesemonger of Texas, by Sukhada Tatke, Rice Magazine, Summer 2017
Houston: A Visit to a Serious Food City, by Shannon Simms, Cheese Connoisseur, April 2017
Food Lover's Guide to Houston Houstonia Magazine March 2014
Expanding Your Cheese Horizons: Houston Dairymaids is a cheese shop with a point of view, By Robb Walsh, Houstonia, December 11, 2013
40 under 40 Houston Business Journal 2013
Readers' Choice Best Specialty Foods Store, Houston Press 2013
Best Cheese Shop, Houston Press, 2012
Texas Cheese Comes of Age, by Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, April 11, 2007