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Dec 11, 2006 03:40 PM

Anything like Cheesestore of Silverlake in Pasadena, San Marino or SGV?

Looking for a fantastic cheese/wine/goodies store in Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino or other SGV areas. I've already been to Nicole's, so something other than that one.


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  1. I've heard good things about Nicole's Gourmet: in South Pasadena. I haven't been there myself, so I can't vouch for it.

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    1. re: estone888

      Hm...I've already been to Nicole's (see original post). Any other suggestions?


    2. Claro's Italian Market on Valley in San Gabriel (or is it Rosemead?) it's just east of San Gabriel Blvd. has a pretty good selection of Italian cheeses and wines. Other than that, I don't know.

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        Bristol Farms on Fair Oaks also has a nice selection of cheese and wine.

        1. I think, sadly, the answer is "no." I thought at one point a cheese store was planned for a development around Fair Oaks or Raymond?? and Green St., but I don't know if that project is moving forward.

          While Bristol Farms does have a very good wine selection, I've always thought that the cheese selection isn't up to the standards set by the rest of the store. I've preferred Whole Foods for cheese, but they don't have as good of a wine selection. Gerlach's is also a good little wine store (although, lacking in ambiance) if you don't want to deal with parking at Bristol Farms. If you haven't looked, there is a lot of interesting stuff back in that chilled room.

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          1. re: pasadena_girl

            I am disappointed too, pasadena_girl, that that store wasn't built at Raymond at Green. There used to be a billboard there advertising a sausage, cheese and other "gourmet" stores, as well as restaurant space, were coming.

          2. Roma Market on North Lake has a lot of reasonably priced Italian Cheeses but other than Nicole's you're stuck with Whole Foods/Bristol/TJs.

            What's wrong with Nicole's BTW?