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Dec 24, 2011 01:30 PM

Gourmet cheese shoppe?

Where to get better cheese?

Been to Whole Food, Dorignac's, Langenstein's.

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  1. St. James Cheese Company on Prytania Street.

    1. St James Cheese has the best selection. Horrid staff though. I asked the expert staff to help with a blue cheese selection. She found out that I wanted about 1/4 pound of 5 different blue cheeses and proceeded to hunt for approximately 1/4 lb already wrapped. Unfortunatley she misunderstood, what I needed help with was cheese selection not 1/4 lb volume estimation. She was also put out when I asked the names of the cheese she brought to the counter. This is only one of the recent problems I have had with the staff. If there were another comparable cheese store in New Orleans I would never go back to St James. But for now, they are the only game in town.

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      1. re: koogle

        i had a pretty rough encounter of just rudeness when picking up a sandwich once. sandwich was awesome but the snotty vibe has prevented a return.

        1. re: mcegielski

          Agree. Fantastic cheese selection, obnoxious staff with attitudes. But really, really great cheeses.

          1. re: mcegielski

            Agreed, but since they *are* the only game in town, I go. Perhaps not as happily as I go to the Cheese Board in Berkeley, but I go . . .

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