America’s finest cheese stores

Taste America via the art of cheese-making, celebrated at these seven specialty stores. Visit them in person or order online to taste the very best cheeses available in the United States, from brie to bleu and back.

Text by Pauline Frommer | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Dec 13, 2012 9:40AM
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How on earth is DiBruno's in Philadelphia's Italian Market missing from this list?  And Claudio's cheese shop has an additional store dedicated to making the best fresh mozzarella on the planet!  
Dec 7, 2012 12:35PM
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I spent many years of my career as an ex-pat in Europe where cheese is a daily staple and, as soon as I returned to live in the US, it was one of the things I missed most.  We are late getting on board but are headed in the right direction.  Thank God for WI.
Nov 26, 2012 3:58PM
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Where's Grandpa's Cheese Barn in Ashland, OH? That place has the best Amish Cheese in the state of OHIO!
Nov 26, 2012 3:47PM
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I grew up about 8 miles from Theresa, the Village of Campbellsport.  Any decent adult party had a hunk of "Stinkey Brick" from Widmer's.  When I was a child I hated to slice it because then my fingers stunk.  When I started drinking beer I knew what all the noise was about.   Beer, stinky brick, and rye bread is a combo made in Cheese Heaven. It doesn't taste like it smells.  Oh by the way, Theresa is pronounced in German.    

 My brother lives near Carr Valley Cheese and I have made my Tucson friends very happy bringing them some cheddar from Carr Valley when I go back home.   They have all told me it is the best cheddar they have ever eaten.   I miss Wisconsin summers, rivers, lakes, food, friends, family and the best cheese in the world. Carr Valley Cheddar spoils you to other cheddars.

PS:  Wisconsin is the only place to order an Old Fashion cocktail. Before and after dinner cocktails have NEVER been out of style in Wisconsin.  It's a great state.  Luv u Wisconsin!!!

Nov 26, 2012 3:39PM
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Fromogination in Madison, Wisconsin!!!  Awesome!!!!!!!
Nov 26, 2012 3:31PM
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Jungle Jim's in Fairfield, Ohio.  OMG!!! They have EVERYTHING including every kind of cheese ever made!  If they don't have something, you just made it up!!!
Nov 26, 2012 3:12PM
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Baumgartner's, on the courthouse square in Monroe, Wisconsin!  With local beer & sandwiches.  Unpretentious & quite wonderful.
Nov 26, 2012 3:07PM
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HEY I know cheese, trust me. The micro cheese artists in Wisconsin are the best!
Nov 26, 2012 3:03PM
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History Channel viewer, I use to live in Grantsburg, WI and worked making cheese in the original factory in 1978. They have grew alot since then of course, I live in SC and I can not find any cheese that comes close to B.D.C. They have won countless awards for their cheese's around the world and in the United States. I truly miss the most is the cheddar cheese curds. You can order many brands of their cheese online that will be shipped to your home. 
Nov 26, 2012 2:45PM
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Is this the true meaning ,who cut the cheese??????????
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