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Looking for Raclette (Cheese)

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banjoboy Dec 18, 2011 09:11 PM

I'm on the westside but willing to travel. A friend is having a fondue party and I'm on the hunt for him. He saw some at the Beverly Hills Cheese Shop and was floored by the price.

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    maudies5 RE: banjoboy Dec 18, 2011 09:16 PM

    Call Surfas. Talk to David.

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      hhewitt RE: maudies5 Dec 19, 2011 10:15 AM

      I've tried Trader Joe's Raclette (as mentioned below), but it wasn't very good.

      The best cheese was from Surfas and was recommended to me there (possibly by David). It's called Scharfe Maxx, and it's delicious... and it's also probable that its price will floor you too. I don't remember the exact price, but it wasn't cheap.

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      bad nono RE: banjoboy Dec 18, 2011 09:37 PM

      Trader Joes very regularly has some. You can also try Laurent Bonjour (he has a truck at the Larchmont farmers market on Sunday) but TJ's is cheaper.

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        foodiemahoodie RE: banjoboy Dec 19, 2011 12:44 AM

        Andrew's Cheese Shop on Montana in Santa Monica. I bought some there, but I'd give a call first for the price.

        1. scottca075 RE: banjoboy Dec 19, 2011 07:41 AM

          I've seen it at Whole Foods and Bristol Farms, but I can't swear they always have it.

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            Clyde RE: banjoboy Dec 19, 2011 10:18 AM

            i've bought Raclette from the cheese shop in the Farmers Market at third & fairfax. Mr. Marcel. give em a call to find out their prices.

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              attran99 RE: banjoboy Dec 19, 2011 01:47 PM

              Too late for you now, but Epicure Imports in North Hollywood supplies local restaurants with European ingredients. They open up the store to the public six times a year. It was open this past weekend, and raclette cheese is a normal staple sold at this sale. Prices are reasonable, and there are many other treats available for sale (foie gras, jamon serrano, sausages, cheeses, oils, vinegars, etc.), too.

              1. Joe Blowe RE: banjoboy Dec 19, 2011 06:27 PM

                For the record, the raclette is $15/lb. at Alpine Village.

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