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Best place to buy cheese

Tim Gaddis, cheesemonger extraordinaire, at Star Provisions, which tops both your list and our list for best place to buy cheese in and around Atlanta. Photo: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

Tim Gaddis, cheesemonger extraordinaire, at Star Provisions, which tops both your list and our list for best place to buy cheese in and around Atlanta. Photo: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Star Provisions
You say, “Tim Gaddis at Star Provisions is the best! He lives, breathes and loves everything about great cheese. It’s his passion. He knows the whey of the curds.” and “Star Provisions has the best unusual selection by far – anything and everything from near and far.”

2. DeKalb Farmers Market
3. Whole Foods
4. Alon’s
5. Murray’s at Kroger

A selection of cheeses at Star Provisions. Photo: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

A selection of cheeses at Star Provisions. Photo: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

OUR PICKS
1. Star Provisions
We say, “If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, go see Tim Gaddis at Star Provisions. The man is a cheese superstar (and you can follow him on Twitter: @Timthecheeseman). He always has a beautiful selection on hand and it’s always fresh and properly packaged and handled. There’s nothing else in Atlanta that comes close.”

2. Alon’s
3. Whole Foods
4. DeKalb Farmers Market
5. CalyRoad Creamery

61 comments Add your comment

Cheez Whiz

October 13th, 2011
12:17 pm

Tim Gaddis at Star Provisions is the best! He lives, breathes and loves everything about great cheese. It’s his passion. He knows the whey of the curds.

Ellen Bagetakos Handlin

October 13th, 2011
1:22 pm

Dekalb Farmers Market! Oh, yeah!

RK

October 13th, 2011
6:54 pm

Real turophiles know that you have to go to Star Provisions.

Martin

October 13th, 2011
11:52 pm

Star Provisions is in a class by itself when it comes to cheese.

christopher gillespie

October 14th, 2011
9:42 am

Murray’s and Whole Foods try, but since they’re supplying multiple stores they don’t look at smaller purveyors. It’s Tim Gaddis at Star Provisions all the way. Dekalb farmers market has a limited selection, and the younger cheeses are always mishandled if you shop later in the day. Alon’s used to be great, but their domestic artisanal selection has gone down in the last 3 years and they only had 1 cheese I didn’t recognize as having carried when I ran their counter for nearly 3 years. Tim had 12 I didn’t recognize off the top of my head when I went that same day. Variety? Quality? Star Provisions…

Derald

October 14th, 2011
10:18 am

I agree, Star Provisions, but Wholepaycheck does a great job with Euro Cheeses, especially the harder varieties. Dekalb has a lot to offer but I have had way to many experiences of cheese picking up the fish and meat mkt odors not to mention the high moisture and mold problems, to recommend them. One trick that’s worked for me is to only buy a cheese at DFM that has been packaged in the last two days, and rewrap with good cheese paper when I get home. DFM has artisian cheeses from Wisconsin, like Hooks Tilson Point Bleu and Colby (World Champ), Crave Brothers Le Petite Frere at supermarket prices.

christopher gillespie

October 14th, 2011
11:38 am

And all that other stuff said, I like to go visit Mary Rigdon every Thursday at the EAV Farmer’s Market. The fresh chevre has always been made THAT morning in my experience, and she has a few other varieties of cheese as well.

Joe

October 14th, 2011
4:12 pm

There is nothing like milking your own goat and making your own cheese.

Although I have to admit that there are a few aged cheeses that Star Provisions does well and an ocassional great MayTag Blue at Trader Joe’s.

But there is no place in Atlanta that has the selection of a few places in London, Brussels or Napoli.

Liz

October 14th, 2011
9:51 pm

Alon’s bakery on No. Highland in Morningside

frw

October 15th, 2011
4:21 pm

Star Provisions is the best. Muss & Turner is smaller, but closer to home. Whole Foods Paces Ferry has a good selection and is convenient. Kroger, Publix, and Costco are mediocre.

JimmyZ

October 17th, 2011
9:43 am

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-Deluxe-Pasteurized-Process-American-Cheese-16-oz/10452424

mmm cheeese product.

Seriously, it’s no contest…Star Provisions owns it.