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

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

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  1. 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

      I second Southern Season. They know their cheese.

    2. Whole Foods Raleigh has a fairly good selection.

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      1. re: winedine

        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!

      2. 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

          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.

        2. 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.

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