So many of y'all were so helpful in the midst of my last baby shower food planning maelstrom (yes Minty, I swear pix are on the way!), that I again come to you for advice.
I've just been asked to provide cheese and balloons for 35 people for a shower on Saturday, but don't know if I'll have the time and/or wherewithal to schlep to Fairway or Murray's for provisions on Friday. Might anyone have suggestions about where I could tackle the bulk of my cheese needs somewhere in the vicinity of Park Slope? (and pleasepleaseplease could this not be the catalyst for another thread about how PS is a food wasteland, gaaargh, gaargh -- I'm just a girl who needs some cheese like, lickety split)
I had a life-changing mozzarella from A&S Pork Store last night, so there's really no question about where to get the Italianate cheeses, but I'm wondering about soft, buttery French options, some sharp, smokey Dutch, or maybe a sassy Manchego or grim, gritty Morbier. Anywhere I might find all these lovelies under one roof?
One other monkey wrench--there will be a couple of mothers-to-be in attendance who are trying their best to avoid raw milk cheese right now. That info will be readily available at the store or on packages, right? I'd certainly not want to be responsible for any cheese-related birth oddness.
Any info much appreciated, as would some about where I could lay my hands on several dozen helium filled Powerpuff and/or old school Pooh balloons on a Saturday morning in Brooklyn.