Off the Menu
Boston Cheese Cellar: The wealth of European imports makes perusing the case feel like a culinary journey.
We Like: Pavé sauvage, a French goat cheese flavored with tarragon and pepper ($25.50/pound). 18 Birch St., Roslindale, 617-325-2500, bostoncheesecellar.com.
Wasik’s: The family-run shop matures all its soft-ripening cheeses in a walk-in cellar.
We Like: Cremificato Verde di Capra, a creamy northern Italian Gorgonzola ($32/pound). 61 Central St., Wellesley, 781-237-0916, wasiks.com.
The Wine & Cheese Cask: Ask buyer Linda Brown about her cache of cheeses not advertised on the 150-deep chalkboard menu.
We Like: Comté, a nutty cooked-curd, pressed cow’s-milk version from the French Alps ($17/pound). 407 Washington St., Somerville, 617-623-8656, thewineandcheesecask.com.