When buying cheese, it’s best to find a reliable source, such as a specialty market, cheese shop, or gourmet foods store that specializes in cheeses. Often, your local farmer’s market and a cheese maker’s Web site are excellent resources, as you will often speak directly to the cheese makers, who will ensure that the products are in the best possible condition. When using a retail store, you will want to make sure that the staff is knowledgeable and that cheese turnover is swift. St. Louisans are lucky: we have cut-to-order or cut-and-wrap retailers….even their own Cheesemonger!!