This is the time of year when entertaining is on everyone’s mind. Now is when cheese buying blooms. To make the process more difficult, there are new cheeses and choices available at more locations.
The simplest way to make great choices is to visit your favorite cheese market and let the in-house cheese monger decide for you or at least guide you. If you are not allowed to sample each cheese you purchase, just walk away. With a few questions, most mongers will be able to point you in the best direction for your tastes. Include quantity recommendations, pairing suggestions and different varieties that go well together, and you have your own personal consultant.