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Favorite websites to purchase European meats and cheeses?

Dec 4th, 2005, 02:17 PM
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Favorite websites to purchase European meats and cheeses?

Does anyone have favorite websites for buying European meats and cheeses?
There are times when I just want to recapture the pleasure of eating French or Italian cheeses and sausages. The ones available near me seem to have a different taste. Could it be that my memory of supper on a summer night in the Dordogne has taken on absurd proportions?
I have been pleased with igourmet.com, but am wondering if there are other sites that have the same or a similar variety and high quality.
Shopping locally can be good, but a bit limited where I live. Also, I like to send gift packages.
I tried to search this site, but could not find a related thread.
Suggestions and experiences?
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Dec 4th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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Hi Elizabet. Here's our favorite:

http://www.zingermans.com/Index.pasp

Great cheeses, pastas, olive oils and other hard to find treats. My mouth is watering already. Bon Appetit!
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Dec 4th, 2005, 04:37 PM
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Also wanted to add that they do a great job of packing fragile items (such as olive oil) and perishables (cheeses). Friendly service as well.
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Dec 4th, 2005, 05:17 PM
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Sigh...Zingerman's. I had the pleasure of enjoying a sandwich in person at Zingerman's last year. They have a *wonderful* selection of gourmet foods and cheeses.

You can also order cheese online at Artisanal Cheese in NYC.
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Dec 4th, 2005, 05:18 PM
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I have to say that Zingerman's is my favorite too....and get their bread while you are at it!


Their Colton Basset Stilton , their Camembert YYYYYYYYUUUUUMMMM
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Dec 4th, 2005, 05:34 PM
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Dear Elisabet:

We have had very good luck with fromage.com, a place from which one can order French cheese online. My wife and I have ordered samplers and served them with the suggested wines as an excuse for a social gathering.

Good luck.

Charles
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Dec 4th, 2005, 05:40 PM
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My favorite place in New York, Murray's:

http://www.murrayscheese.com/
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Dec 4th, 2005, 05:53 PM
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Zingerman's in Ann Arbor? I didn't realize they had such an extensive selection of Euro meats and cheeses. I just drop in for corned beef sandwiches!
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Dec 6th, 2005, 01:38 PM
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Thanks, you guys!
Any comments on igourmet.com?
I noticed that their prices for several sausages were better than on some other sites and I have had good luck with them, but would like to expand my options.
Zingerman's looks like a good option and I will check out the others, Murray's, fromage.com etc.
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