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Just Plain Craig Apr 6, 2011 07:46 AM

I'm looking for a website about cheese, the flavors and how they compare to each other.

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    FishTales Apr 7, 2011 07:45 AM





    There are 4 of'em for you... if you live near a decent cheese store the best thing is indeed to taste different kinds & see what you like. Steven Jenkins' book, 'Cheese Primer,' is also worthwhile.


    1. SOBoston Apr 7, 2011 07:27 AM

      Hey JPC, I'm not sure where you're located regionally, but we have a fabulous store in Boston called Formaggio Kitchen---a gourmet food shop specializing in products such as artisan cheeses. They have great information on their website:


      Hope that helps!

      And PS, I think they ship, but you'll have to double check if you're interested in trying them in real time.

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        ferret Apr 6, 2011 10:12 AM

        Nothing on a website compares to a real-life experience when it comes to cheeses. If you're near a Whole Foods (or any good-sized cheese-monger) stop in and talk to a person at the cheese counter and try (or buy) an assortment based on their recommendation (they'll sell you as small a quantity as you like). You'll get more in 5-10 minutes than hours of searching the internet. Start with unfamiliar cheeses as a jumping off point. At least then when you search the Internet you'll have a broader basis for comparison.

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          HillJ Apr 6, 2011 08:15 PM

          ferret, that is such good advice. Cheese is one of those pleasure experiences that requires tasting before shopping...or tasting while shopping..or tasting while asking questions.

          Just tasting!!!

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