Barbara Bishop recently visited Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica. Excerpt:
I love cheese. I crave cheese. Any type of cheese. For several months, I have been driving by this cute little place on Montana with a sign outside that says “This Place Stinks!” I take a closer look, and it’s Andrew’s Cheese store. Cool. So my friend and I go in, in search of the stinkiest cheeses.
Photos courtesy of Andrew Steiner
The minute we walk into the quaint European-style fromagerie, I get a strong whiff of what’s to come. Then I see, stacked tightly side by side behind a glass encasement resembling a meat counter, every kind of cheese one could imagine. Wow. Across from the counter are wines, oils, and other gourmet items that I am sure I couldn’t live without. We introduce ourselves to Andrew and settle in to taste some of his smelliest cheeses.