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Where to get the Best Cheese in Rhode Island

nbermas Aug 25, 2008 01:54 PM

what kind, where and why? Near Providence would be fantastic, thanks

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    madgee RE: nbermas Aug 25, 2008 02:26 PM

    Farmstead for great domestic cheese and imports. Located in Wayland Sq., Prov.

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      deglazer RE: nbermas Aug 25, 2008 02:32 PM

      Farmstead in Providence is where I'd start. I haven't been there yet myself, but I know they are very passionate about what they do and have some serious cheese talent (including the former g.m./cheese buyer at Formaggio Kitchen). I think the focus is on American cheese.

      http://www.farmsteadinc.com/

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        tedlovesfood RE: nbermas Aug 26, 2008 11:25 AM

        A third vote for Farmstead. No one else comes close to their selection or customer service. As you'll see on their website, the east side location (Wayland Square) has local, domestic and imports while the downtown location has a focus on American cheese makers, not "American Cheese" :=)

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          im hungry RE: nbermas Aug 26, 2008 11:49 AM

          the cheese plate in warren is a pretty close second to farmstead.they have great daily specials ,awesome wines by the glass,and just really friendly people.take the trip on down to the east bay,not really a trip though.its only like 15 minutes away.

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            JaneRI RE: im hungry Aug 26, 2008 12:02 PM

            her starting point is Chepachet (from prior posts) not PVD. She's willing to go as far as PVD.

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              Sean RE: JaneRI Aug 26, 2008 04:26 PM

              Narragansett Creamery:

              http://www.richeeses.com/

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