Spanish Cheese: What are some good shops?
I will be making a spanish cheese platter this weekend and before I went driving all over town, I was wondering what cheese shops in either SF or Berkeley have the best selections. Also, if you have suggestions on what makes a good spanish cheese platter (marcona almonds, quince?) that would be much appreciated.
re: Robert Lauriston
Farmstead Cheeses and Wines, in addition to having a good selection of Spanish cheeses, will have good ideas on how to put a cheese platter together (they also carry marcona almonds and other stuff to go with the cheeses). Two locations, one in Alameda, one in Montclair.
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501
Farmstead Cheeses and Wines
6218 La Salle Ave, Oakland, CA
The Pasta Shop in the Fourth Street complex in Berkeley usually has a good selection.
1786 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
In San Francisco proper, Rainbow Grocery has the best selection of Spanish cheeses I have encountered. They take good care of the cheeses and have containers of membrillo right there in the cooler, marconas nearby. Honey and olives would also be good for the plate, depending on which cheeses you choose.
1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103