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Jun 24, 2009 03:39 PM

Cheese shop in Grand Junction?

Is there a specialty cheesemonger in GJ? My SIL has never had a brie other than the rubber pucks they sell at most supermarkets. I'd like to have her try some really good, ripe, runny cheese like a Brillat Savarin. Is there anyone in town that sells stuff like that?

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  1. I live in Boulder, so this is just a wild guess, but you might try Sundrop Grocery Natural Food Market, 321 Rood Ave.

    If you go east, on I-70, stop at Eat! Drink! in Edwards, which carries 100 or more cheese.

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    1. re: ClaireWalter

      Hey, thanks for the lead, Claire. We won't be headed that far east this time, but I'll keep that in mind should we go to Eagle County.

    2. My tastes don't run in that direction, but I can't recall a store in GJ that specializes in cheeses. Best bet might be a cheese plate somewhere like Inari's Bistro in Palisade.

      BIN 707(where Pantuso's used to be, near Applebee's) and Le Rouge(downtown) are a couple more restaurants that might meet your need.

      Here's another possibility(also downtown.)

      No firsthand experience with any of them, so I can't comment on the quality.

      Sundrop Grocery is out of business, btw. Not sure if they would have been a help anyway though--can't remember what they carried.

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      1. re: Chimayo Joe

        Hey, thanks Joe. We drove past Inari's yesterday while we were driving around the Palisade wineries. It caught my eye, and now I regret not stopping in.

        Also noticed the Rouge on Main Street today. We were off to meet family for dinner elsewhere (don't ask), so we skipped over that too. Since we're going shopping on Main Street tomorrow, I'll check out Rouge then.

        1. re: Professor Salt

          The GJ location of Sundrop is still on the web (their site or elsewhere), but frankly, I'm not surprised that they're gone. They were kind of junior-grade Wild Oats/Whole Foods, but those two DO/DID carry a variety of cheeses.

          If you're thinking about restaurants, 626 on Rood serves a cheese plate, but Brie ins't on it.

          1. re: ClaireWalter

            There's a mortgage company in the building where Sundrop used to be. I phoned Sundrop and it rings to a private residence now. Looks like they're gone rather than just moved to a new location.