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Cheesemonger of Note

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[I tried to search for my answer and came up empty, so I apologize in advance if this topic has been covered. I'm not a DC Hound, except in spirit.]

I've been to the Cowgirl Creamery, but was wondering if anyone could recommend any other top cheese stores in DC proper (or immediate environs) (I'm not going to Culpeper for a wedge of Beaufort).

Where are the reputable cheesemongers in DC?

Thanks in advance,
L.A. Hound Soon-to-be-in-Town

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  1. Calvert Woodley in Van Ness might be another option, although I haven't been there in a while.

    [edited because I realized I was reading the OP wrong]

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    1. re: Doh

      Calvert Woodley is a top choice,other options are in the burbs.Exception,one
      Whole Foods,it is just not my go to store,no special reason.
      Dean&DeLucca in Georgetown has/had a great selection haven't been lately.
      Balducci's,but not easy w/o a car,ditto for Wegmans.

      1. re: lcool

        I third Calvert Woodley. The place isn't pretty but they have an excellent cheese selection and decent prices. The cheese dept manager - Carlos (I think) - has been there forever and is very helpful matching cheese to wine.

    2. Cheesetique in the Del Ray area of Alexandria is a quick trip from DC as is Arrowine in Arlington and they both have excellent cheese selections.

      1. If the Scandanavian cheese couple is still at Eastern Market go see them!

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        1. re: Dennis S

          They are and they have some really excellent cheeses.

          I also second Cheesetique a short drive, but very good.

          1. re: Dennis S

            Bower's.

            Jack (not Bower) is the irascible manager, if he's gruff don't take it personally. I don't know the woman's name, but she's really nice.

            they also have the absolute best sour cream you'll ever taste.

            1. re: hill food

              Yeah the people at the Eastern Market have a parmesan gouda blend I think it is, that is just really incredible. And they had a sage cheddar I really liked, too, although you can find sage cheddar elsewhere, the parmesan gouda was well worth the price.

          2. Thanks for all the speedy replies!