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Cabrales in Baltimore?

JonParker Nov 12, 2007 02:05 PM

I was at Whole Foods on Sunday and checked the cheese department for D.O. Cabrales. The cheese lady said that it hadn't sold well enough and they stopped carrying it.

I picked up some Valdeon, which is ok but not a substitute for the intense, spicy tang of my beloved Cabrales -- the best blue cheese ever, IMO.

So where can I find it in Baltimore?

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    a70wilson RE: JonParker Nov 13, 2007 04:48 AM

    Whole Food also stopped carrying one of my favorite cheeses - Mt. Tam from the Cowgirl Creamery. To my surprise, I saw it at the Wine Source in Hamden...they have a pretty good cheese selection, so it might be worth calling them about Cabrales (I don't remember it specifically being there). It also seems like it might be the kind of place that could special order it for you?

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      Tugboat RE: a70wilson Nov 13, 2007 05:32 AM

      Yeah, the cheese program at the Wine Source is small but very good.

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        JonParker RE: Tugboat Nov 13, 2007 05:54 AM

        I'll stop by this weekend and see if they have it. I forget about that place -- I haven't been there since they opened.

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      cleveland park RE: JonParker Nov 13, 2007 05:28 AM

      www.latienda.com I buy many items from here. Not the cheapest but good to great quality on some items

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        JonParker RE: cleveland park Nov 13, 2007 05:53 AM

        I checked that and it's actually not a bad price at all. Too bad they're out of stock on Cabrales. I'll keep checking. Thanks.

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        pigtowner RE: JonParker Nov 14, 2007 06:52 AM

        You could call the Vineyard in Fed Hill - they have a medium-sized cheese selection. If they don't have it, they've been really great at ordering wines and beers especially for me, so it's possible they might for cheese too. I've also had good luck on igourmet.com for cheeses.

        Also you might try Wegmans if that's not too far away.

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          tapas gal RE: JonParker Nov 14, 2007 01:54 PM

          Try Wegman's in Hunt Valley... I am sure I saw it there.

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            JonParker RE: tapas gal Nov 14, 2007 03:08 PM

            I stop by Wegman's roughly three times a week, and have never seen it there. I might ask though. Vineyard is very close to my house -- I'll check that out.

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              Vespa1 RE: JonParker Nov 15, 2007 09:15 AM

              Did you go to the Whole Foods in Mt. Washington or the one near Little Italy? The Little Italy store usually has some more interresting selections.
              Baltimore is a tough town for a cheese lover. The Wine Source is still the best place for unique/obscure cheeses. The new cheese girl, Jamie, should be able to order stuff for you if you care to go that route. You should also check out Murray's Cheese Shop in New York. They are an awesome cheese shop and will send you perfect cheeses overnight. Right now they have Cabrales for $13.99 lb.

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                JonParker RE: Vespa1 Nov 15, 2007 10:21 AM

                I was at the one near Little Italy, which is closest to my house. But I've found in the past that the Mt Washington store actually has a deeper selection in the cheese dept.

                I'm definitely going to check out Wine Source.

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            venera RE: JonParker Nov 15, 2007 11:16 PM

            You may want to give Eddie's in Roland Park a ring. They have some great cheeses, and also may be able to special order Cabrales for you if they don't carry it already.

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