The Wall Street Journal recently ran what I think is an excellent article on choosing and serving cheese. In addition to giving advice about pairing cheese with wine, the article includes some suggestions for cheese vendors. Here is the link:
One excellent cheese vendor not mentioned in the article is California’s Cowgirl Creamery. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed their artisanal cheeses. I’m particularly enamored with their triple-cream Mt. Tam. You can buy some of their cheeses at Whole Foods, but I’ve found Cowgirl’s on-line mail order service to be prompt and reliable. Their cheese collections make great holiday gifts, too.