Top NJ Cheese Shops
Near my home in Maplewood we have some great choices at the Edan Gourmet in South Orange and the new Whole Foods in Union.
Anyone have suggestions for NJ Cheese shops that would beat these in variety and/or price? I am interested in the northern half of the state.
In addition to its best-in-state wine inventory, service, and good prices, the Wine Library in Springfield also has an extensive selection of cheeses and informed friendly staff.
586 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Ph: 888-980-WINE (9463)
See this thread for cheese in central NJ
See this thread for cheese in Ocean County, NJ
I love the Wine Library. Along with having the best prices for wine in the area, their cheese shop is fantastic. I could spend all day grazing on all the free samples. The staff has never steered me wrong when it comes to wine.
I find that Eden Gourmet's prices on cheese are better than the Wine Library, and they have a good cheesemonger that will recommend the right cheese. They give samples, but you have to ask for them.
Try Bobolink Dairy- they make their own artisan cheeses and have free cheese tastings.
It's more of a day trip but quite enjoyable.
They are located in Vernon Nj in Sussex County. It's only 8 miles from Warwick, NY where there are a few wineries. Another place to check is Heaven Hill farm market.
The dairy has a website: www.cowsoutside.com
I agree. I love Bobolink. Yes, their offerings are often widely variable, but that depends on the output of their grass fed cows. They also are a staple at Farmer's markets in NYC, in Warwick and a couple of other locations which escape me.
Also, Maywood Marketplace has an extensive selection of cheese at fairly reasonable prices.
Summit Cheese Shop
75 Union Place in Summit.
If you're looking specifically for Italian cheeses, DIPietro's on Springfield Avenue has a nice selection, including some incredible handmade mozzarella.
or why not try Crane's in Maplewood Village? They have a pretty nice cheese selection, at good prices.