Looking for the best sources for cheese in Houston, both retail and in restaurants.
For retail, I haven't yet found a place that cuts cheese to order and has a knowledgable cheese seller who encourages sampling. The top places I've found are Central Market, Spec's on Smith, and the Whole Foods Market. WFM has a smaller selection than the others but that wouldn't be a bad thing if I could find staff who knew more than CM or Spec's. I haven't.
Know of any better shops?
For restaurants, I'd appreciate recommendations for any place that has a maitre fromager, or the cheeseman equivalent of a sommalier. If not, at least any place that does a good job with cheese.
Although I'm mainly looking in Houston, I don't mind hearing about any place special in Dallas or Austin. Certainly, Mozzarella Cheese Co. in Dallas, which makes is own cheeses, is a mandatory stop.
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