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Best place for cheese/accessories ("cheese basket"?) for a Christmas gift?


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Best place for cheese/accessories ("cheese basket"?) for a Christmas gift?

andrewesque | Dec 18, 2012 08:16 AM

After not eating cheese for most of their lives (we are Chinese-American), my parents have in the last several years really come to appreciate cheese.

So for Christmas, I'd like to get them a nice assortment of cheese and perhaps some accessories -- a "cheese basket," if you will -- and I was wondering where I could get something like this in the Los Angeles/Orange area. I'll be doing the shopping this weekend so I'll need a place where I can pick things up the day of, no special orders, but I am geographically flexible. Anywhere in OC/the LA basin is fine.

Ideally, I'm envisioning a basket of some unique cheeses beyond what you can find in a typical supermarket, some accessories (what are those? knives? cutting boards?) in a nice presentation. I'm willing to spend up to $100 on this and don't mind paying up a little bit if the presentation is good, since this is a one-time gift.

Stores with friendly/helpful staff are a bonus, as I don't personally know much about cheese but I'd like to put together a nice selection.

Thanks in advance!

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