Recently moved back to LA from NY and am slowing dying from a lack of delicious, gooey, stinky cheeses (that are not stratospherically overpriced).
Tried the place at Sunset Junction - wasn't into hipsters who knew nothing about their highly limited selection of goofily overpriced cheeses. Went to Say Cheese on Hyperion which was slightly less over-priced but when I got home I realized the burn-out behind the counter had cut me an end-piece of bucheron - it was like 50% rind and I didn't even get a discount.
Where is there a SERIOUS selection of cheeses in this town? With real cheesemongers - not some kid saving his ducats for next year's burning man - behind the counter. Any place with more than 25 cheeses . 100+ would be great. I live downtown but am willing to travel. I also will pay a premium if necessary but would really like to find a place that isn't at least a 50% mark up from what I am used to paying in NY.
I'm considering putting up a similarly whiny post about whole bean coffee. So if anyone has any suggestions that don't involve Groundwork or Intelligentsia (both utterly miserable coffee buying experiences in my estimation) I'd love to hear those too.