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Mar 28, 2010 11:51 PM

Looking for good Brie Cheese for sale in Orange County

Hello all:

I just attended a party that had some great brie cheese. I'm looking for a good place to buy some good brie cheese in Orange County. Any thoughts? I'm located in Irvine.


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  1. Pick up some Brillat-Savarin, my favorite triple creme brie. Ask the cheesemonger for a ripe one that's at the peak of creamy, runny goodness.

    Whole Foods in Tustin always has it. I've also seen it at The Meat House in Costa Mesa.

    1. I'll second the cheese counter at the Whole Foods in Tustin, they are very friendly and will give you tastes and cut blocks to your size.

      I have not been there (I am usually walking my dog so I can not go in), but there is a cheese shop on Glassel just north of the Orange Circle you might want to check out as well.

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      1. re: ocshooter

        It's called Frog's Breath.

        Also consider Explorateur. Stunningly good.

      2. Two good places, but call to see if they have Brie at the moment; though they usually do.

        1.) Picnics Fine Foods
        435 E 17th St
        Costa Mesa, CA 92627
        (949) 722-7200
        Hours: Tuesday to Saturday; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
        Closed Sundays & Mondays

        2.) Laguna Culinary Arts Cheese shop
        845 Laguna Canyon Road
        Telephone (949) 494-4006.
        Hours: 11:30am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday and 11:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday.