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Best Cheese Plate in LA?

fiercekitten Nov 8, 2007 01:58 PM

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. hrhboo RE: fiercekitten Nov 8, 2007 02:06 PM

    Melisse has the best cheese service ever.

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      sku RE: hrhboo Nov 8, 2007 03:39 PM

      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.

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        nick_r RE: hrhboo Nov 8, 2007 03:42 PM

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

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        TracyS RE: fiercekitten Nov 8, 2007 03:10 PM

        AOC's is very nice.

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          Obessed RE: fiercekitten Nov 8, 2007 03:15 PM

          Providence had an amazing cheese course.

          I'd also recommend Cube.

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            Diana RE: Obessed Nov 28, 2007 05:43 AM

            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.

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            roasted138 RE: fiercekitten Nov 8, 2007 03:15 PM

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

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              CinnamonKitten RE: fiercekitten Nov 9, 2007 04:08 AM

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

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                SauceSupreme RE: CinnamonKitten Nov 9, 2007 05:41 AM

                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)...

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                  Emme RE: SauceSupreme Nov 27, 2007 10:20 PM

                  lou on vine is really good.

                  so is cube.

              2. wutzizname RE: fiercekitten Nov 9, 2007 07:20 AM

                I haven't been yet myself, but I made a mental note back in May when Jonathan Gold reviewed the Foundry on Melrose saying, "The cheese plate, curated by ex–Patina cheese guy Andrew Steiner, is the single best I have ever tasted in Los Angeles."

                Foundry On Melrose
                7465 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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                  jlrobe RE: fiercekitten Nov 16, 2007 03:39 PM

                  ritz in pasadena, ludo bites at the bread bar, and melisse are all great.

                  I love cheeses.

                  I think ludo has the best one, but its temporary. He makes his own condiments to go with it, and they are GOOOOOD.

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                    mbh65 RE: fiercekitten Nov 27, 2007 02:07 PM

                    In terms of portions and price, the Farm in BH. Their cheeses are from the cheese shop of BH, nothing exotic, but good and fresh nonetheless.

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