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Best Cheese Fairfield County

nbermas Feb 9, 2008 10:51 AM

I love Darien Cheese and any cheese with truffles but Darien never gets new varieties with specifically truffles. That was the only way I have ever tried truffles and I am very hooked.
Any suggestions? Didn't love the new cheese store in Greenwich very snotty and small variety.

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    sibeats RE: nbermas Feb 9, 2008 12:08 PM

    I went to the cheese shop in Westport a week or so ago asking about Burrata cheese. The guy explained why he didn't carry it, which I found interesting because I didn't know it had such a short shelf life. Unfortunately he was very standoffish and totally turned me off. I was going to buy some other things because they did seem to have a nice variety, but I was pretty put off by his attitude, especially since I was the only one in the store! Oh well...maybe I caught him on a bad day...or he has something against burrata!

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      Elizzie RE: sibeats Feb 9, 2008 04:01 PM

      There's a cheese shop in Westport? Where?

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        sibeats RE: Elizzie Feb 9, 2008 05:25 PM

        Mirabella...it's on Main Street, but after the "main" part...in the center where Sally's, Westport Gift and some other shops are.

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        Johnct RE: sibeats Feb 10, 2008 06:23 AM

        You can get Burrata and other fresh cheeses at Balduccis in Cos Cob. Call ahead to find out when it is scheduled to be delivered

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          nbermas RE: Johnct Feb 10, 2008 09:57 AM

          Does anyone like cheese with truffles? Do you know where to get it?

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            Johnct RE: nbermas Feb 10, 2008 10:57 AM

            I believe Balduccis (Cos Cob) carries some. Back of the store cheese case. Call them before making the trip.

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              sibeats RE: Johnct Feb 10, 2008 11:00 AM

              I live in Westport, so I'll check with the Balducci's there...thanks for the tip!

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        Ima Foodie RE: nbermas Feb 11, 2008 06:42 AM

        You may also want to try budding gourmet in Fairfield - it's a cute store that has everything related to entertaining, and they bring cheese in from artisinal. Lots of fun is the combined wine/cheese tasting they do on Saturdays with Harry's wine next door.

        1. adamclyde RE: nbermas Feb 11, 2008 05:04 PM

          which cheese store are you referring to in greenwich? Plum (in cos cob)? It seems like there should be another cheese shop in Greenwich, but I'm drawing a blank...

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            nbermas RE: adamclyde Feb 12, 2008 06:57 AM

            adamcylde: You are correct

          2. southlake RE: nbermas Feb 11, 2008 06:04 PM

            I used to buy a beautiful cheese from the Darien shop with specks of real black truffle in it.........It was somewhat of a parmesan-like cheese.......easily shavable over pastas or risotto.......also great for noshing on too..........ask Ken, the more than helpful owner, about it......maybe he can order it if they don't carry it anymore?

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              nbermas RE: southlake Feb 12, 2008 06:57 AM

              They do not have it anymore, but I tried something like that at the new restaurant. deli side, in Stamford across from Burlington but it was $40 per pound, way to much for my blood but excellent. i will ask, thanks.

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                Stamford Talk RE: nbermas Apr 5, 2008 03:39 AM

                There's a new resto called Deli Side?

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                  nbermas RE: Stamford Talk Apr 6, 2008 03:57 PM

                  Where is Deli Side. have you looked in? Does this mean a deli is trying to be a restaurant? If you have tried it is it worth a bite?

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