Manhattan’s getting a lot stinkier.
And for cheese lovers, that’s a good thing.
Two gleaming new shops near Union Square are showcasing fancy “artisan” cheeses that have epic backstories and eye-popping price points.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Bedford Cheese Shop join local big cheeses Whole Foods and Eataly — both of which boast huge cheese selections — and the Union Square Greenmarket’s array of indie cheesemakers.
With the fancy cheese counter at the opulent new Agata & Valentina outpost on University Place, you could now dub this downtown neighborhood the city’s new Cheese District.