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Best Cheese Plate in LA?

I love a good cheese plate and I get them almost everywhere I go. I'm wondering who you guys think does the best one. Your criteria can be whatever you want; best cheese selections, best portions, best bread, best sides.

I had the one at Dusty's a few weeks ago and it was very very yummy. Where else is good?

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  1. Melisse has the best cheese service ever.

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    1. re: hrhboo

      Agree Melisse is fantastic. Patina used to excellent as well, but I haven't been since they moved to Disney Center, so I can't add.

      Both Melisse and Patina have table-side cheese boards, with extensive selections (30-40 cheeses), good representation of different regions, milks and styles, and some interesting or hard to find cheeses. They do their own affinage and all cheeses I've had at both were in very good condition. Their cheese stewards were knowlegeable and engaging.

      1. re: hrhboo

        Seconded! They don't give you a cheese tray; they give you a cheese LESSON.

        1. Providence had an amazing cheese course.

          I'd also recommend Cube.

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          1. re: Obessed

            The ONLY bad thing I'll EVER say about Providence is that the cheese course is rather, well, skimpy. Good cheeses, but only a few selections and sort of wimpy sized pieces.

            Of course, everyone is usualy stuffed by that point. Well, except me. Still, I like to see abundance in the cheese course, and a groaning cheese board or cart brought to the table with tons of options is the best way to enjoy it.

          2. I liked Firefly's cheese plate b/c their specific accompaniments for each cheese were so appropriate and spot-on.

            1. Any opinions on the cheese boards at Lou on Vine? We are going this weekend. Thanks.

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              1. re: CinnamonKitten

                I've not had the cheese at Lou, but if you go, be sure to get the Pig Candy! Mmm... bacon cured in brown sugar... (drool)...

                1. re: SauceSupreme

                  lou on vine is really good.

                  so is cube.