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Jul 22, 2014 02:03 PM

Looking for the Best Northern NJ Cheese Shops

Ideally in or around Essex, Bergen, Union counties

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  1. I'm not familiar with any specific shops in those counties, but have you checked out the cheese selection at Whole Foods? It's pretty extensive.

    1. yeah, i think in NJ, your best bets are Whole foods or Fairway market in Paramus.

      1. Outside of the counties you listed, but C'est Cheese in Morristown or Murray's in NYC (and they ship!)

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        1. re: Curlz

          C'est Cheese is closing August 25, 2014 unless they find a buyer.

          1. re: Bosmer

            That's what I heard as well. The original C'est Cheese was opened by my parents, Paul and Elizabeth Blades, back in 1980-81. We were strictly a gourmet cheese store, meats pates and freshly baked bread. My dad made gift baskets to order. It was sold to the current owners in '87. Sad to see it leave South Street.

        2. Fiore's deli in Hoboken has always been known for their mozzarella.

          1. There is a wonderful small cheese shop in downtown Summit across from the train station.
            My experiences at Whole Food have been disappointing.
            The Valley Shepherd has a stand in the Montclair Farmers' Market. They have wonderful sheep and goat cheese. You can buy cheese at their farm in Long Valley. They have an outlet in Brooklyn. Go to their website for details.

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            1. re: tom the goat

              The place in Summit used to be another outpost of C'est Cheese, but I thought I had heard that one closed...? Do you know for sure that it's still open?

              1. re: Curlz

                It is an old line real cheese store that I have patronized for decades. I don't recall it ever being associated with any other store. It was certainly there a few months ago.