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Jun 25, 2006 02:29 AM

Best Cheese Course?

I'm in the process of working my way through Jenkins' Cheese Primer with regular visits to Cowgirl Cremery and the Cheese Board for research materials.

If I wanted to enjoy a great cheese course at a San Francisco restaurant (after eating a meal that would be a kind of amuse bouche to the cheese) where would I go?


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  1. I was really pleased with the cheese selection at Tablespoon -- they have a cheese menu with about a dozen items. The cheeses are displayed on the bar so you can check them out.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      Agreed. I was introduced to some new favorites at a Tablespoon dinner a couple of years ago.

    2. Gary Danko has a great cheese course. Getting a reservation is another story, but you can probably drop in and sit and the bar and get the cheese cart wheeled up to you.

      1. I adore the blue cheese and raw honeycomb plate at Samovar Tea Lounge. It's definitely a must have for brunch (trying pairing it with their salmon blini scramble). It comes with a lot of fruit and can easily satisfy two to four people.

        1. Capannina's cheese plate is good. One of the owners is the best local Italian cheese importer.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Could you tell me more about this restaurant? I just tried a search and didn't find anything on CH. Thanks! Always interested in Italian recs.

            1. re: chaddict

              Oops, I misspelled it. Try it again with the correct spelling.

          2. Cav has been on my cheese plate list, but I haven't tried it yet. I've also enjoyed good cheese plates at Foreign Cinema.

   Scroll down, cheese menu at the end.