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caitlinhc May 12, 2009 11:45 AM

Love DiBruno Brothers and the Reading Terminal Market when I can BUT there are times when it's just too much of a schlep. Anywhere, besides Whole Foods, that offers a nice selection of good quality cheeses in Montgomery County? Really hoping for something independent with perhaps some local cheeses. I'm in the Jenkintown (work) / Huntingdon Valley (home) area. Wegmans is lovely, but again a bit of a road trip. I know we must sacrifice for the good stuff but not ALL the time!
Thanks for your help.

  1. 94Bravo May 12, 2009 12:15 PM

    The Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop is about 6 miles from Jenkintown and they have a great selection and service:

    http://www.chcheeseshop.com/

    1. Den May 12, 2009 12:22 PM

      Sam's Italian Market on Welsh Road in Willow Grove is a great little place and not too far from Jenkintown. While it doesn't have the selection of a full blown cheese shop they do carry some pretty nice stuff as well as having their own bakery and deli.

      I like the selection at the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop but the prices are geared to people who don't have to care!

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        Sgee May 12, 2009 12:45 PM

        Just beyond Montco, directly from the farm

        http://www.hendricksfarmsanddairy.com/

        1. re: Sgee
          Chefmonty May 13, 2009 07:56 AM

          In a pinch, I find Trader Joe's cheese selection to be quite good. Not DiBruno's quality or selection, but since there is one right in Jenkintown....

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        caitlinhc May 13, 2009 10:17 AM

        Thanks for all the good ideas. How could I have forgotten Chestnut Hill? And Sam's is my go-to place for the best bread and other Italian goodies. Arancini - yummm! Trader Joe's is excellent value for good quality standard stuff. Hendricks is a place I've been meaning to go but it's a serious road trip. Perhaps a nice spring Saturday soon. Someone also just told me that there is a new cheese stall at the Chestnut Hill Market. AND there's cheese at the Flourtown Farmer's Market. So if I can't find good cheese at one of these places it's my own fault! Thanks again.

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