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Dec 3, 2010 05:10 AM

Farmstead/ Artisinal Cheese on UWS?

I am looking for farmstead cheeses on the UWS. I looked into West Side Cheese Company first but the number I have says it is no longer in business and is 20+ blocks away from me. Otherwise, I am thinking to check out Whole Foods. Any other suggestions?


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  1. I've bought some lovely cheeses at the farmer's market near Lincoln Center - Thursdays and Saturdays, I think.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Yes, that's the Tucker Square one. I like it too. We also bought the smoked duck for a brunch for my family and they swooned over it.

      1. re: LNG212

        Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, from cheese genius Jonathan White, is at the Tucker Square market on Thursdays and Saturdays.

        1. re: Joe Food

          I think the Boblink cheeses are mediocre at best. Poorly stored, often in bad condition...and frankly not so good in the first place.

          Try Cato Corner at the USGM.

    2. Any of the greenmarkets on the UWS should have something. Today's market on 97th St. usually has a cheese seller but I did not see them today (Valley Shepherd). Definitely hit the one at Tucker Square as I think there's a cheese person there as well. Fairway should also have a few local-ish cheeses besides all the other stuff.

      1. Try Zabar's too - they have a large cheese selection.

        1. West Side Cheese closed on Oct. 31st and is now a mobile phone reseller.


          1. If you're serious about farmstead cheeses, take the B train from the UWS to Grand Street and walk over to Saxelby's at the Essex Street Market.

            Saxelby Cheesemongers
            120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

            Essex Street Market
            120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002