Originally Posted by kwilkinson
CG, aren't you in the Twin Cities? How the hell do you procure such an endless supply of dericious cheeses?
Heart of dairy-land, bro. About 200 makers within a couple hundred miles so sourcing is nearby.
The cheese shop scene is meager with a couple of exceptions:
Surdyk's in Minneapolis is pretty brilliant. It's not Neal's Yard but they maintain a broad and well-cared for selection. It's on the far side of the city from me but I make time for it.
France 44's shop is #2. Small selection but again well-cared for and knowledgeable staff. They have a second much smaller shop nearer my office that's good for a quick hit.
Then there are a couple of others. One local grocery maintains, uh MAINTAINED a pretty good selection but of course it's not cut to order and the quality has nose-dived of late.
I can source some things from my friends restaurant when they order.
Beyond that I order online from Artisanal or occasionally Murray's in New York.
If I can get the caysh together and stars align, I hope to open my own place. (Because I'm out of my mind).