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Oct 8, 2008 09:50 AM

Cheese heads on Long Island

Hey guys,

I live in Oceanside and I'm looking for a decent reputable cheese shop in the area. I have looked everywhere and can't find anything. The place I have found is Fairway in Plainview and other than that I have to either go out to Brooklyn or Manhattan. I need a way to feed my addiction in an easier manner. TIA

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  1. I hate to tell you, but you have already found the best cheese shop in Nassau. Whole Foods in Manhasset and Jericho have comparable cheese departments to Fairway's; otherwise that's it. (There are a couple of North Shore "gourmet" markets--Christina's Epicure in East Norwich, Bernard's in Glen Head--that have decent selections but, sadly, not as good as these three supermarkets. The same goes for Iavarone's in Wantagh.)

    The cheese store in Cedarhurst specializes in kosher, low-fat and other compromised cheeses, but you might be able to work with them.

    I was in the Oceanside Wild by Nature when it first opened; nothing too exciting but perhaps they have bigger plans for the cheese department?

    On the East End there are a number of great cheese shops: Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck and Southampton, Lucy's Whey in East Hampton, Cavaniola's in Sag Harbor.

    Now may be the time to start mail-ordering cheese.

    That said, the A&S Pork Store in Island Park (I think) may have some decent Italian cheeses.

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    1. re: emarcus

      Cavaniola's has the best cheese that I've found on Long Island, although you're much closer to Manhattan. Village Cheese has a habit of selling cheese that is old and should have been discarded. Had to return stuff too many times.