The Big Cheese: New UES Cheese Shop
Has anyone been to The Big Cheese, a cheese shop that just opened on 1st Ave. b/w 81st and 82nd st.? I stopped by this past weekend after my weekly shopping trip to Agata & Valentina. They carry a nice selection of cheeses from around the world along with a selection of gourmet non-cheese items. I picked up small wedges of two of my favorite Spanish cheeses, Mahon and Zamorano. Unlike the cheeses you can buy at the gourmet grocers in the area, these cheeses were properly wrapped in cheese paper; when I tasted them, I could tell they were properly stored. According to the kind proprietor, the shop opened only two weeks ago after long delays. It's definitely a welcome addition to the neighborhood.