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#1 posted 01-17-2013 08:19 PM

I live in San Jose and north of us is the Marin French Cheese company which makes some outstanding Brie and Camenbert. The triple cream Brie is fantastic! I leave it sitting out for a couple days to let it get real ripe and tangy before I refrigerate it and then let it warm up before consuming it or microwave a sliver or two.
Also available on Amazon along with the Cambozola brand of cheeses with are also very good!

Just outside of Freeport Illinois is the Kolb Lena Cheese (no web site and they are now in trouble with the EPA) company that made better French cheese than the French. In fact James Beard used that cheese exclusively and because of that a French company bought them so now the cheese is made in Illinois shipped to France and then “imported” back. I used to go there when I lived in Illinois and buy their cosmetic seconds which were typically half price.

Of course way north of us it the Tillamook Cheese Company which has some very good cheddar! This is the company that sued for the rights to the name Tillamook for their cheeses as other companies in the same county were also using the name. Also on Amazon

Anoother good cheese company is Saga which makes some very good spreadable Blue cheese! Also available on Amazon

As you can tell you hit my sweet, or should I say cheese, spot.

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