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Quality cheese (for wine pairing) between Mountain View to San Mateo?

K K | Feb 28, 201402:31 PM

We will be doing a pinot noir pairing with some delicious food, and I need to bring some good cheese.

The pinots are Knez, Anthill, Williams-Selyem and there will be a burgundy from A&P de Villain.

Without schlepping to SF (could do that on the weekend instead, as I'm curious about Mount Tam from Cowgirl Creamery and perhaps one of their seasonal ones if available like Fat Bottom Girl), is there another place between Mountain View and San Mateo along the 101 that has a good solid cheese selection with knowledgeable helpful staff?

Ideally the store(s) should have some solid selections for Sheep milk, chevre, and strong cheese (perhaps a 8 year aged cheddar), maybe a brie for the burgundy. I could do a few stops but hopefully not too many. Can I buy Harley Farms goat cheese somewhere along the route without detouring to say, Half Moon Bay?

I know about Milk Pail, but not sure if they will have everything I need. Any better options? Whole Foods?

If SF is clearly the better option due to superior quality, I will head up there this weekend. What are your picks/recommendations (and even down to the cheese)? Cheers.

Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Shop,
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