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Best Source for New England Cheeses

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Velda Mae Nov 3, 2008 04:59 AM

What's the best source for cheeses made in New England? I like Formaggio for many things but its cheese selection is heavily weighted toward Europe. Is there another shop in the Boston/Cambridge/Metrowest area that specializes in cheeses made in our neck of the woods?

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    Mervyn Cruddy Nov 5, 2008 07:06 AM

    Not sure how much NE cheese they carry but you could call Wine & Cheese Cask in Somerville.

    1. pondrat Nov 4, 2008 05:00 PM

      Wasik's Cheese Shop in Wellesley usually has an excellent selection...some of the most knowledgeable cheese merchants I've ever met.

      1. SpicyTea Nov 4, 2008 03:44 PM

        I've found Whole Foods to be a decent source - I usually go to the River St. one in Cambridge.

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          purple bot Nov 3, 2008 05:18 PM

          There's a cheese shop in Roslindale Square, the name escapes me, but they had a nice selection as I recall. I got a wonderful Vermont cheese called "constant bliss" this past summer. Sorry, but my mind is blanking on details at the moment.

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            maryv Nov 3, 2008 04:09 PM

            Maybe the Kickass Dairy Bar in Davis Square? Not exactly the same kind of experience as Formaggio, and definitely not as huge a selection, but they are committed to providing local products.

            They're at 378 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144.

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              chevrelove Nov 5, 2008 06:04 AM

              I assume this is part of Kickass Cupcakes?

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                maryv Nov 5, 2008 06:28 PM

                Yup.

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