14 minutes | Aug 28th 2018

Nickel City Cheese

Jill Gedra is the Owner of Lait Cru Brasserie and Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile, which operate side-by-side in the Horsefeathers Building on Buffalo’s West Side. After graduating from the New England Culinary Institute, Jill worked in kitchens across the country, extending from San Francisco to the Midwest, and found her niche – cheese. Jill gained experience as a cheese monger for several high-end grocers in Nantucket and Minneapolis, while raising her two young children.

Upon moving home to Orchard Park, NY, Jill opened Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village. The European-style gourmet cheese and specialty food store has since grown into a bustling business, supplying countless local restaurants with cheese and other exclusive items, as well as offering Western New Yorkers unique, gourmet products.