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May 12, 2011 08:21 PM

On the hunt for good cheese in KC!

Hey all!

My husband and I have just recently moved to Kansas City, and I'm trying to find a good supplier of either local cheese or specialty cheese.

While living in Northern Virginia we would frequent Harris Teeter, a grocery store that would often put their higher end cheese on sale occasionally, and now we're spoiled!


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  1. The Better Cheddar, no question! There's one on the Plaza and one in Prairie Village... both know their stuff, and you can sample anything.

    Couldn't get the links to work, so adding the locations myself:
    The Better Cheddar - Country Club Plaza
    604 W. 48th Street (between Pennsylvania and Jefferson)
    Kansas City, MO 64112

    The Better Cheddar - Prairie Village Shopping Center
    #5 On the Mall (71st and Mission Road)
    Prairie Village, KS 66208

    1. Green Dirt Farm makes delicious local cheese - they are at many of the area Farmer's Markets:

      Also, Shatto Milk Company produces some great local cheese:

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      1. re: AuntBabs

        Both have some of their cheeses at The Better Cheddar too. Wish I could afford to take the cheese making course at Green Dirt!

        1. re: Katie Nell

          Ha, a cheese making course? Oh my. I'll have to start saving up for that. :)

        2. re: AuntBabs

          Ooh, I didn't know Shatto did cheese too! I've been enjoying their butter and milk though. I'll have to track that down.

          I've read a little about Green Dirt Farm, and they sound like they've got a terrific operation. It's nice to hear their products are good too!

        3. Landeria makes good goat's milk cheese based in De Soto, KS. I believe they're the only licensed goat cheese maker on the KS side, and have a cave with roquefort mold. Yum! Probably the best thing to do about sourcing Kathy Landers' cheese near you would be to call her. She used to sell at the farmers market, but I don't know if she'll be there this year. It's carried at The Better Cheddars and also at the Merc in Lawrence, too.

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          1. re: amyzan

            Wow - sounds great! Thanks for the information.