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Anybody know a great gourmet cheese shop in raleigh or durham?

UGAStephB Dec 8, 2009 12:50 PM

I'm trying to find a delicious cheese shop in the area.

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    hausfrau Dec 16, 2009 11:03 AM

    The guy who was the cheese buyer at WF Raleigh (and I believe still is, Zak) is brilliant with cheese. Absolutely brilliant. He makes sure to run a time ship as far as freshness and ordering and does not hesitate to talk whenever you have a question. If you get a chance to stop by and he's there, ask him for a recommendation and he'll be spot on.

    For the record, I despise Whole Foods, but the cheese selection can't be beat.

    1. LulusMom Dec 10, 2009 04:30 PM

      Agree that it would be wonderful to have a cheese shop in the area, but since it seems that we don't, I concur with previous posters that Southern Season and WFs are the way to go (especially SS). If you can't find what you want from them, try http://www.artisanalcheese.com/ - they're out of NYC and have an amazing selection. not the same as being able to go in and sample though.

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      1. re: LulusMom
        burgeoningfoodie Dec 14, 2009 05:15 AM

        Since someone else posted this on another thread.. Weaver Street may have a few cheeses the other places do not... THere are two locations in Chapel Hill and one in Hillborough.

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        winedine Dec 9, 2009 03:10 AM

        Whole Foods Raleigh has a fairly good selection.

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        1. re: winedine
          meatn3 Dec 10, 2009 04:16 PM

          In Raleigh, Whole Foods seems to have the best selection. Earth Fare has a decent selection, but they are so slow that I doubt they turn it over very fast.

          I have not seen a shop dedicated to just cheese in this area. I hope that I am wrong about this!

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          dinersaurus Dec 8, 2009 01:37 PM

          I asked this question many moons ago. I was directed to Souther Season in Chapel Hill. I've been very pleased with their selection, and the staff are very knowledgeable and quick with samples.

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          1. re: dinersaurus
            bluemoon4515 Dec 8, 2009 06:04 PM

            I second Southern Season. They know their cheese.

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