retail cheese shops in So. Florida
Are there any retail cheese shops in the Miami- Ft. Lauderdale area or is Whole Foods the only game in town?
Whole Foods isn't the only game, but they are (IMO) a good one. Fresh Market has quite a selection, though I prefer WF. And Costco has a good cheese selection.
The Crown Liquor stores sell some gourmet foods, including various cheeses. There is another small liquor chain I've seen in FLL (there's one on Federal in Pompano) that sells a few artisenal cheeses, including homemade mozzarella.
Laurenzo's Market and Sarah's Tent have cheeses, in the Aventura/NMB area. And for an actual gourmet cheese shop, head out to The Cheese Course in Weston. They have an amazing array of cheeses there.
(There was a Wild Oats across from the Galleria Mall, but I heard it closed.)
Epicure on alton road in south beach has an amazing cheese selection
also, agree that the crown i go to (cordova and 17th, fll) has nice choices.
yes, the wild oats across from galleria is closed
This is way off the beaten path, but a tiny wine store in Lake Worth (La Dolce Vita) manages to get some amazing french cheeses. Just a very small selection, but they are truly unique. I'd call first to see what they have in stock.
Whole Foods and Epicure pretty much make up the majority of the cheese shop universe. There's a place I read about in Surfside called The Food Gang that's supposed to be part tapas bar, part restaurant and part food shop which includes cheeses from Murray's in NYC. Haven't been so I can't vouch for it, but it sounds promising.