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Modern Cave Man | Caputo’s on 15th

  • November 23, 2011


    Fifteen years ago, Troy Peterson was inspired by The Caputo family shop and deli; ultimately, it led him to owning a slice of his own meat-and-cheese heaven.

    Caputo’s on 15th & 15th has been open for about a year now, but it’s already a firm fixture for the neighborhood foodies of Harvard-Yale and beyond. Troy’s experience and know-how was acquired hands-on from the best, having worked for a spell at the very well-known Murray’s Cheese Shoppe in New York. Once back in Salt Lake, he spearheaded the Caputo’s endeavor to create their very own cave. Caputo’s has one of only 4 cheese caves in the U.S.; it enables them to age over 200 fresh farmstead cheeses. They also embrace a sovereign appreciation and support for local artisan food vendors. The Slow Food movement, in which eating and sourcing local food is a way of life, is an effort close to Troy’s heart.

    The 15th & 15th Caputo’s is delightful, to be sure. Brightly-colored walls (painted by Troy) don bottles and bottles of oil, vinegar, pastas and sauces. There’s a myriad of cured meats, olives, marinated artichokes…any and everything needed to compliment your wine and cheese. Call ahead, and Troy can whip up a platter that will have your guests bowing to you. For those not convinced:  Caputo’s has got some of the world’s best chocolate. We love this place.

    Caputo’s Crash Course:

    Grote Caputo, I eat great chunks of this cheese in single sittings. I can’t stop.

    Caputo’s Famous Meatball Sandwich, So loaded, you need a fork.

    Creminelli Salamis, Started right out of Caputo’s downtown basement. Delish.

    Caputo’s on 15th | 1516 South 1500 East




    1. Lindsey Klavitter
      Monday, November 28, 2011 6:47 pm

      I had no idea there was a Caputo’s on 15th! Thank you CityHomeCOLLECTIVE for once again keeping me in the know. I guess we get into our own ruts of our immediate surroundings and need to be reminded there’s life outside the few blocks we live and walk.

    2. mary
      Monday, November 28, 2011 7:18 pm

      one of my favorite places to buy authentic italian ingredients – and the customer service is STELLAR! thanks for spotlighting this amazing locale!

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