Great Cheese Shops in Greater NOLA?
Hi all, I'm a new arrival from the northeast with a strong affinity for fine cheeses - squishy ones, crumbly ones, American ones, French ones, Spanish ones, Greek ones, blue ones, white ones, you name it - I like 'em all (except cheddar that is colored orange - after all, I'm originally from Vermont. Cheddar only comes in one color there: white).
Soooo, where to go, where to go, to find a tantalizing cheese selection with a knowledgeable fromageur? I visited Whole Foods on Magazine, which was "all the way up to fine", but I'm looking for something more specialized - and smaller, of course.
Thanks for any suggestions, all you 'hounds out there that know this city like the back of your palate! Forgive me if I missed an existing post on this topic - I did a little searching but nothing jumped out at me on the subject.
Well, I guess it's unanimous - St. James! I'll have to wander down there in short order. Then stop at La Boulangerie on the way home for a baguette to go with. Thanks for the tip on the Cork & Bottle event , too - I'll look into it.
Thank you all for your very cheesy suggestions!
St James for sure. Check it out, you'll be glad (but poor) that you did!
Cork and Bottle also has a part two of their cheese and beer seminar thingy coming up, check their web site, cbwines.com I think, that may interest you. It's the guy from St James and Dan Stein for Stein's, he's a great beer guy. I heard part one was awesome.
St. James Cheese Co. on Prytania! You'll enjoy their selection and their knowledge. I generally use Whole Foods as a convenience. That and they are open later than St. James.
I can't vouch for the service now that Chef Chris is gone but the Delachaise served a mean cheese selection for their setting. It's nice to hang out, have a great wine selection, superb people watching and get some delicious cheese.
Unfortunately, my schedule often precludes me from exploring other options but I can stand by these recommendations.