cheese & charcuterie boards.

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Cheese & Charcuterie Boards are cut, arranged, and garnished ready to go for any event or occasion. Complete with fresh honeycomb, house-made seasonal compote, house spiced nut mixture, stone ground dijon mustard, crostini and cracker assortment.

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philadelphia magazine

April 23, 2015 / Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie to Open in Wayne.
This Summer, chef Christine Doherty Kondra is planning on opening a new artisan cheese and charcuterie shop in “Downtown” Wayne (quotation marks my own addition) called, Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie.
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Main Line Dish

April 28, 2015 / Coming Soon to Wayne: Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie
Cheese and cured meats happen to land high on our list of things we love, so we like the sound of a new cheese and charcuterie spot opening up on the Main Line. When we heard that chef Christine Doherty Kondra was behind the aptly named Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie set to open in Wayne this summer, we felt it was our civic duty to alert our audience.
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Main Line Today: The Main Course

May 2015 / Coming Soon to Wayne, New Cheese Charcuterie Store + Open Kitchen
ans of all things cheese and meat will have a new destination this summer. Chef Christine Doherty Kondra has announced plans to open Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie at 1 West Avenue in the heart of Wayne’s business district.
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Philly Insider

October 8, 2015 / Cheese, Charcuterie, and Chefs at Cornerstone
Chefs Christine (Doherty) Kondra and Nick Kondra have set up a 14-seat chef’s counter with a train view, which not only will accommodate daily drop-in customers (it’s BYOB) but will serve as seating for culinary classes held by visiting chefs.
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Savvy Main Line

October 13, 2015 / Wayne’s New “Interactive” BYOB
Apparently, there are places like this all over Europe, Northern California and hip downtowns across the country, but I can’t think of a spot quite like it on the Main Line. The concept – a gourmet shop/BYOB/chef’s table hybrid – taps into the tapas trend and then some.
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Main Line Media News

November 2, 2015 / Cornerstone Offers a Touch of Europe in Wayne
“We do this because we love, love, love it,” said Doherty Kondra, noting that 18-hour days are not unusual in the restaurant business. The couple and their boxer divide their time between apartments in Society Hill and Wayne.
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November 11, 2015 / Fall Food Extravaganza
Husband and Wife duo, Christine and Nick Kondra, are bringing their own unique approach to dining at Cornerstone Cheese and Charcuterie.
Christine and Nick Kondra are Owner/Chef of Conerstone Cheese and Charcuterie.
“We have cheese, we have charcuterie that we sell, and we also have a 14 seat BYO,” said Christine.
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Main Line Today

December 9, 2015 / 3 Things to Know About the Main Line Food Scene
Chefs Christine and Nick Kondra’s Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie has been buzzing since its debut in downtown Wayne (1 West Ave.) in early fall 2015. As the name implies, you’ll find an extensive arsenal of grab-and-go meats, cheeses, pickles and breads, as well as house-made pâtés and sausages. With only 14 seats at their chef’s counter and a busy, regular dinner service—reservations are highly recommended. Space is BYOB; weekend brunch and lunch also available.
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Philadelphia Style

August 17, 2016 MainLine Style Dining: Hot Times Ahead
What happens when two chefs who happen to be husband and wife brings taste of New England home to the Main Line? The toughest reservations Wayne.
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island creek oysters.

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History: Founded by Skip & Bill Bennett, Christian Horne, Don Merry.

About: The farm is at the heart of everything Island Creek does. A muddy, windswept at in Duxbury Bay, MA is where it all started and where it will always remain. Growing from the back of a pickup truck to one of the largest oyster companies in the United States, Island Creek Oysters can be found on menus such as The French Laundry, Per Se, Next, and even the White House.

Fun Fact: The “ring” depicted in Island Creek’s logo depicts a tool which harvesters use to measure oysters for the optimal 3” length.

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chef's series: tim bodell


Our good friend Tim Bodell will be visiting us once again for an intimate visit in our very own kitchen. After giving us an exlcusive, behind-the-scenes view of his stomping grounds at the Francis Ford Coppolla Winery’s full-service restaurant – RUSTIC, Francis’ Favorites – he’ll be bringing his special touch to the east coast for a limited engagement. We’re finalizing our chef series schedule for early fall, stay tuned for dates.


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ode to the Godfather, a taste of Sonoma

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Philadelphia Magazine

October 9, 2015 / Opening Today: Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie
The brainchild of Christine and Nick Kondra, Cornerstone Cheese & Chatcuterie opens today (Friday, October 9) in Wayne, offering an array of expertly crafted meats and cheeses, prepared foods, a daily menu and cooking demos from visiting chefs being brought in from all over the country.
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The Town Dish

February 2, 2016 / New Raw Bar Happy Hour Unfolds at Cornerstone BYOB in Wayne
Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie, a BYOB in Wayne known for its open kitchen and visiting chef series, is launching a raw bar happy hour. It will run from Tuesday to Saturday from 3:30–5:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 1–4 p.m. (Note: Cornerstone is not open on Mondays.) The oyster bar went live last Saturday, January 30.
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The Town Dish

October 20, 2015 / Now Open in Wayne: Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie
All along and criss-crossing Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, there are interesting, even eclectic, offerings when surveying the landscape for a dining destination. Margaret Kuo works culinary magic with the brightest flavors culled from the Asian pantry. The Great American Pub is full of raucousness and mojo replete with equally matched fun food that takes the edge off of a long day (or week). White Dog Cafe is warm, casual and gentle for the taking. The drive to share food, to share the comfort of the table is made greater with the bond, the partnership, the sweet embrace of a communal table. Gather many or few, awaken the senses with artfully crafted and presented quality food and the remedy is oh-so-right.
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Main Line Today: 2016 BYOB Guide

February 2016 / The Main Line’s Top 40 BYOBs
Christine Kondra’s artisan market and BYOB both offer the best from around the country—New York smoked salmon, cured meats from Chicago—serving it simply. Guest chefs from across the globe visit for one-night-only multicourse dinners. Weekend brunch is our favorite—especially the grilled shrimp and Castle Valley grits.
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Suburban Life

June 2016 / This energizing BYOB fortifies Wayne’s reputation as a destination for great restaurants
I take a great deal of pride in my homemade hamburgers. Some—my saintly wife to name names, but don’t tell her I ratted her out—might even say I’m obsessed with them. From the meat selection (ground chuck, 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio) to the bun (Martin’s potato all the way) to the toppings (Heinz ketchup on one side, Duke’s mayonnaise on the other), not a single detail goes unnoticed.
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Philly Grub

December 14, 2015 / Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie Welcomes Chef Francisco Millan
Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie Chefs/Owners Christine and Nick Kondra are excited to welcome Executive Chef Francisco Millan of Boston’s renowned Row 34 for an exclusive two-night cooking series. At Row 34, Chef Millan’s specialties include the delicate art of smoking and curing fish along with his outstanding ceviche and crudo program.
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The Reporter: Food

November 24, 2015 / Cheese board 101: Tips to impress guests
Everyone loves cheese, and you can never really disappoint anybody by putting out a nice cheese board,” suggested Michael Montesano of Montesano Bros. Italian Market & Catering in Eagle and Bucktown.
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Alyssa Maietta.



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Alyssa is a monger in training


This Philadelphia native grew up in the restaurant industry, learning the ropes from her father at the Downtown Club. After acquiring her chops as a bartender and learning to wear many other hats on the team, she moved on to help launch Union Gourmet and later acquired her merchandising skills at Rittenhouse Square’s Anthropologie as well as orchestrating sales and planning at Brûlée Catering. Alyssa is a true team player and embodies the passion for quality and hospitality that we strive for.

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Christine Kondra.


Christine grew up just a few miles away from Cornerstone, in Berwyn, PA. Working in restaurants from a young age, she developed a love for food and learned to use it to craft memorable experiences. Eventually, she embarked on a successful career in the bio-pharmaceuticals industry which carried her to New York, Boston and London – but before long she was beckoned back to her true passions… Following her instincts, she arrived at the Nantucket Wine Festival and immediately dropped anchor.

Quickly establishing herself as a private chef, she also managed to launch a business specializing in creating custom culinary experiences, The ACK Experience and Farm and the Fork. It wasn’t long before she met Nick, and the rest is history…

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Christine is co-owner and chef


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Nick Kondra.


Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Nick started in the restaurant industry at an early age. His first job was washing dishes at his Aunt and Uncle’s restaurant “The Lyncourt Grille”. From there he was promoted to busboy while in high school. “The restaurant industry is in my blood, from my Aunt and Uncle, to my grandfather who was a cook in the army during WWII, it just always made sense. ”
Nick attended the University of Buffalo and majored in Communication and Psychology. During those college years he always worked in the industry but more front of the house, serving and bartending. After college, he worked in the finance world till he was 29 and at that time decided he wanted to change careers and attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Cambridge, MA. While in school, he started working at Bistro 5 in Medford, MA. “Chef Vittorio gave me a chance when others wouldn’t. He had me as a food runner, bartender, host, private events coordinator, and finally let me in the kitchen too. I owe him a lot. I got to get my hands in all aspects of the restaurant. He really jump started my new career.”

Nick left Bistro 5 to start working on Nantucket Island at Straight Wharf Restaurant. This is where he met Christine and it was love ever since. Nick working at SWR, and Christine being a private chef. They would spend the winters up in New England with Nick working at Ten Tables Cambridge, back for Chef Vittorio at his new Restaurant A Tavola, and Ceia in Newburyport, MA. Then they would spend the summers on Nantucket working.
With the desire to be closer to family, Nick and Christine moved to Philadelphia and Nick immediately started working for Marc Vetri and Brad Spence at Amis. After a few quick months, Nick became the Pasta Chef and stayed for almost a year. He left to become the opening Sous Chef at Brick and Mortar eventually leaving to open up Cornerstone with Christine.
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Nick is executive chef and co-owner

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bien cuit bread.

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Chef/Owner: Zachary Golper
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Bien Cuit is committed to sourcing practices that support regenerative agriculture and the farmers practicing it. Using flour from small, regional mills and farmers whenever possible, they are working to build the networks and distribution channels that make access to local agriculture possible.

Bien Cuit’s method of small batch mixing ensures our bakers have the ability to give each loaf the same level of attention that a baker would have hundreds of years ago when mixing was done entirely by hand. We pair this technique with slow fermentation, which requires 16 to 68 hours for each loaf. More control over gluten and fermentation ensures we can balance acidity and maximize the taste and texture of every loaf.

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Home + Table Magazine.

Feb/Mar 2016 / A place for Everything (Which was no small feat)
The husband-and-wife owners of Wayne’s Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie share their Society Hill kitchen, a modest space that packs a surprising punch. Not unlike their surging shop.
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Philly Voice

March 18, 2015 / Learn to cook lamb for spring at restaurant in Wayne
Christine and Nick Kondra, chefs and owners of Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie, will host a cooking class on March 22 focused on two ways to cook lamb.
Learn to cook a grilled rack of lamb with spring seasonings and a lamb loin stuffed with spinach and pear. The lesson will also include how to prepare vegetable sides for the entrees.
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Main Line Today

Best of 2016 / Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs: Best Charcuterie
Chefs Christine and Nick Kondra serve an intriguing menu of expertly curated artisanal cheeses, smoked and cured meats, accoutrements, and house-made sausages and pâtés. Cornerstone is a BYOB, so bring along a bottle of wine or craft beer—the Kondras are happy to make suggestions for the best pairing options.
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County Lines Magazine

Best of 2016 / Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie to Open in Wayne.
After Wayne’s 2012 dining explosion, new additions are now curated—like the careful selections at Cornerstone, opened in October as the passion project of Christine and Nick Kondra.
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Edible Philly

Winter 2015 / The Food Life: Winter 2015 Checklist
A new foodie clubhouse has opened in Wayne. Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie offers an impressive variety of its titular treats—plus a whole lot more. The space also operates as a micro-BYOB (just 14 seats), a coffee shop and a culinary classroom.
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Main Line Today

December 13, 2015 / Don’t Miss Cornerstone’s Holiday Baking Class
For ladies who love baking, Cornerstone’s upcoming event is a must-attend. Spend the afternoon sipping on champagne, deocrating cookies and munching on charcuterie. The event takes place on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 2–4 p.m. at the Wayne cheese and charcuterie shop.
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Main Line Today

November 17, 2015 / Vermont’s Jasper Hill Guest-Chefs at Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie
Local cheese aficionados eager to learn more about the industry have the opportunity to mingle with Vermont’s acclaimed cheesemaker, Jasper Hill. Taking over the counters at Wayne’s new Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie, it will hold an intimate class and multi-course tasting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 7–9 p.m.
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Philadelphia CBS Local

April 20, 2016 / Ask A Philadelphia Expert: Top Matzo Recipes For Passover
Matzo doesn’t have to be dry and boring. Here, Philadelphia experts incorporate the popular Passover food in recipes for creative twists on matzo ball soup as well as a few other dishes.
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Main Line Today

January 2016 / Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie Brings European Flair to Wayne
Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie is a homecoming of sorts for Berwyn native Christine Doherty. Along with her husband, Nick Kondra, Doherty brings a European-influenced eating experience to downtown Wayne.
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Kenley Ohlbaum.


Disenchanted with a perfectly fine corporate gig, Kenley first plotted his escape into the culinary world by volunteering himself to the kitchen at Majolica in Phoenixville, PA. Immediately encountering intriguing yet unfamiliar terms like pavé, mignonette and creme en anglais, he promptly rushed to Barnes & Noble to acquire literature on the subject of French cuisine and more. Inspired by these new discoveries, his nose-to-tail-tasting-menu cooking mentality began to take shape.


Continuing the journey to Blue Pear in West Chester, Garces Group in Philadelphia, Tired Hands in Ardmore and beyond – his respect for raw quality and hyper-seasonal focus on freshness developed. Eventually finding himself at Cornerstone, he returns to his roots amongst like-minded company.
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Kenley is our sous chef

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Main Line Today

October, 2016 / 2016 Women on the Move
Being a restaurant owner is no small feat—nearly 60 percent fail in the first year. But, in just under a year, Christine Doherty Kondra and her husband, Nick, have become culinary darlings of the Main Line. Their Wayne-based restaurant and artisanal market, Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie, has attracted attention from city dwellers and suburbanites alike. “The Main Line and Wayne communities have been incredible,” says Kondra, who grew up in Berwyn
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Philadelphia Business Journal

August 17, 2016 MainLine Style Dining: Hot Times Ahead
A Social Capital interview with the co-owners of a small Wayne BYOB.
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October 2015 / Contributing editor Tara Behan reflects on the places she’s encountered some female trailblazers.
After all these years in the publishing industry, one thing I’ve learned is that you never know when you’re going to come across a great story. This past spring, I was out to dinner with a friend at Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie in Wayne. (Side note: If you haven’t been there yet, you’re missing out on one of the most unique dining experiences on the Main Line.) We had a few of the best seats in the house—at the intimate 14-seat chef’s counter. read the article >

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chef series.

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The Town Dish

October 5, 2016 / Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie Celebrates National Cheese Month
American Cheese Month kicked off on October 1, and Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie is celebrating in scrumptious style with the addition of its new Taste box. Each Taste box is a seasonal curation of the finest artisanal products, thoughtfully hand-selected by Cornerstone’s chefs and mongers. Every month, Cornerstone will offer a memorable and unique combination of flavors and hard-to-find treasures. Each box will contain 6 oz. of charcuterie, 8 oz. of small batch artisanal cheese(s), a seasonal compote and/or accoutrements and one seasonal item (food or non-food item) to be determined.
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benton's country ham.

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History: Founded in 1947 by the late Albert H. Hicks. Currently owned and operated by Allan Benton

About: Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams are slow cured using salt, brown sugar, and sodium nitrite and typically aged 9-10 months, though hams are available 1 year and older. This time-honored practice dates back to the era of our forefathers, when the preparation and preservation of meat was a way of life and sustenance.

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russ and daughters.

History: Joel Russ opened his first shop in 1914 on Orchard Street below East Houston.

About: A New York staple for over 100 years, Russ & Daughters has been working with smokehouses for generations to provide its customers the highest quality salmon they can. While the terms “lox” and “smoked salmon” are often used interchangeably, at Russ & Daughters the original definitions still hold. “Lox” refers to belly lox from salmon that’s been brined and salt-cured, never smoked.

Fun Fact: Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon was served at the inaugural party for President Ronald Reagan.

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west loop salumi.

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N’duja: A spicy spreadable Calabrian style salami is composed of no less than 1/3 of its weight in Fresh imported Calabrian chili peppers and Chianti red wine.

History: West Loop Salumi opened in 2013 as Illinois’ first USDA salumeria.

About: Salumiere Greg Laketek trained in Italy under the famous Massimo Spigaroli only to keep to his Italian roots and the salumi traditions. West Loop pork comes from Slagel Family Farms Midwest 100% Berkshire hogs, unless noted otherwise. Everything is fermented and dried slowly and according to the European traditions. All casings are natural, each product is hand tied with natural hemp twine. All Salumi are seasoned using Sicilian sea salts and the highest quality ingredients available.

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hama hama oysters.

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History: Hama Hama is a family-owned and operated sustainable tree and shellfish farm operating on land along the Hood Canal on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula purchased by Daniel Miller Robbins in the 1890s.

About: Hama Hama is a fifth generation family-run shellfish farm. Their beds are located at the mouth of one of the shortest, coldest, and least developed rivers in Washington State, and that purity is reflected in the clean, crisp flavor of the oysters downstream. Hama Hamas are famed for their size, shell strength, firmness, cucumber flavor, and light finish. When you see a Hama Hama, you know it is a well-weathered oyster. The knobby, heavy, sand-green shells speak to life on the beach—not just for a few months, but from infancy.

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little island oysters.

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History: Little Islands are named for the small island located just off the farm site of Frank and Tonyia Peasley, where they hand-raise these oysters in floating mesh bags right next to their family camp.

About: Little Island is located on the Bagaduce River in Maine. These hard-to-find gems are raised in suspended culture near the river’s reversing falls. The strong tidal action constantly jostles the oysters and causes them to “cup up,” and the exposure to the sun keeps their shells white. They have a medium-low salinity, crisp and mild finishing with a pinch of sugar, like biting into a sweet white fish.

Fun fact: The farm occupies just over 5 acres along a rocky shoreline of the Bagaduce River. There is only one other farm in the river!

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top ten cheeses.

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Name: Bitto.

Type: Raw Cow.

Region: Italy.

About: Bitto is the rarest cheese made in Italy today. The herd is brought up to the “high field” (at 1600 meters above sea level) in the mountains of Lombardy to graze on the alpine pastures during the warm summer months of June to September. The farmers work in small batches and produce only 4 wheels of Bitto a day over a wood fire in an “alpeggio” style. This rare and beautiful cheese can age up to 10+ years. The slight tang and tartness from the cheese is caused by the elevation change!

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philadelphia magazine

July 20, 2017 / Best Brunch, ‘Burbs.
Grab a seat at the open kitchen counter and watch as the best bacon in the country (Benton’s) and the best smoked salmon in the land (Russ & Daughter’s) are turned into something magical by chefs who know what they’re doing. Consider starting with a cheese plate, because when do you get to do that for brunch?
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Philadelphia Style

August 3, 2016 Nick & Christine Kondra Opening Cornerstone & What It’s Like Working Together.
What happens when two chefs who happen to be husband and wife bring a taste of New England home to the Main Line? The toughest reservation in Wayne.
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Delco Times

March 28, 2017 Culture club: Philly region’s cheese makers ‘connecting landscape and foodscape’
“I really hope we can help people understand why local cheese is local,” she said. “I use the phrase ‘connecting landscape and foodscape.’ The food reflects the land, soil, air and water that’s here. The flavors are specific to this place.”
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March 15, 2017 / Cornerstone BYOB.
Wayne’s quaint Cornerstone BYOB has put together pairings of their finest artisanal products hand-selected by their culinary team.
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March 15, 2017 / Road Trip: The Main Line in a Day.
…Cornerstone offers a quiet setting for an elegant lunch (or dinner). The menu features salads and sandwiches, but I recommend trying its carefully curated cheese and charcuterie boards. Sit by the counter and listen to the staff share the stories behind your food.
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May 11, 2017 / Mother’s Day Dining Guide Around the Main Line 2017.
Show your love with taste this Mother’s Day–especially if Mom is a gourmand! Wayne’s quaint Cornerstone BYOB has put together pairings of their finest artisanal products hand-selected by their culinary team. Cornerstone gift packages/baskets can be custom designed to include select cheeses and charcuterie, any of their artisanal accoutrements and a bottle of wine of your choice. Include a gift certificate to Cornerstone for Mom and you will surely wow her taste buds!
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Steven Gullo.


Originally from Long Island, Steven Gullo grew up with an interest in cooking and hospitality at a young age. That passion brought him to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts Management. During his training he developed a fondness for wine and beverage. A crucial moment occurred in school when he tasted a glass of 1966 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Since then he hasn’t looked back!
Earning the top score in both his Introductory and Certified Sommelier exams, Steven most recently passed his Advanced level exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers and placed 3rd in the national finals for Best Young Sommelier 2016 held in Sonoma.


Steven’s experience has led him to travel numerous wine regions including South America and all along the west coast. Aside from his work at Cornerstone, Steven spends free time with his wife and family in PA and New Jersey.

Steven is our beverage director & advanced sommelier


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Scott Zoccolillo.


Sharing a Syracuse connection with Nick, Scott spent his college years there attaining a degree in computer engineering, but later ventured into the public safety arena as a firefighter and EMT in North Syracuse and then the Town of Cary, NC. Subsequently beginning his journey into the culinary and wine world by managing across a number of restaurants and country clubs, he eventually attained formal training through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators, and the Cicerone Certification Program.


Pouring his experience from the hospitality industry and passion for wine into the development of an award winning wine program for Cornerstone, Scott is also a strong advocate for Pennsylvania wine and often consults with the Pennsylvania Wine Authority as well as many local winemakers.

Scott is our beverage director & certified sommelier


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