Cheesemongering is a growing industry in Los Angeles. We now have close to 40 shops selling the best of what cows, goats and sheep have to offer (that doesn’t even count the upcoming vegan cheese shop from Tal Ronnen). Far beyond cheddar and Brie, you can sample unique curds from Tasmania, nibble on funky goat milk blues or find that perfectly oozy Reblochon for your picnic.
Unlike France, though, you don’t need to wander from fromagerie to boulangerie to patisserie to get a full meal. Here’s our list of the five best places to go for some cheese, and stay for some really fantastic food. Add a glass of wine and you’ve got the ideal European lunch … if only you could take a nap after.