Gourmet Cheese

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 9, 2014)

Whether you are looking to make a unique and flavorful grilled cheese sandwich, or you are looking for a great appetizer or finger food that you can serve at your next party, then gourmet cheese is exactly what you are you looking for. Unfortunately, it is a common misconception that gourmet cheese is hard to find, or something that is out of the reach of the average Joe. Surprisingly, gourmet cheese is something that you can find, almost every time that you turn around. Here are a few guidelines that can help you figure out where you can find some great, and affordable, gourmet cheeses in your neighborhood.

  • Local grocery stores. More and more, local grocery stores are beginning to carry gourmet cheese as part of their inventory. Usually, these cheeses can be found near or in the deli section of the grocery store. One thing to keep in mind though, when it comes to your local grocery store, typically the selection will not be very large. Some of the common gourmet cheese types carried in these stores are things like feta, blue, cheddar, mozzarella, gouda and a couple of other cheeses. On the plus side, most local grocery stores will allow you to taste a couple to see if it is something that you would like, and they usually have a wide selection of these cheeses.
  • Specialty stores. Specialty stores, such as cheese shops, gourmet food stores, ethnic food stores, and many higher-end grocery stores consider it a point of pride to carry a wide variety of gourmet cheeses that are difficult to find anywhere else. These cheeses are often imported, and will cost a bit more than what you may purchase at your local grocery store. However, just because they have a wider selection of imported cheeses does not mean that they will have a wider total selection of gourmet cheeses.
  • Online. Just like with anything else in the world today, you can get gourmet cheese online. The simplest way to find some gourmet cheese for sale online is to type the words "gourmet cheese" into your trusted web browser, and see the results. However, there are a few places that you can pretty much be assured of the quality that you will be getting. Some of these places are Amazon.com, igourmet.com, and CheeseSupply.com.

Know your price range. Look around, learn a little, and experiment a little till you can find exactly what you are looking for at the price that you want.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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