CheeseMakersMongersRich aromas permeating the air of good cheese shops tend to make resistance futile. “Yes, I’ll have some of this and this and….” At one of the first Central Coast cheese shops I discovered, the proprietor keeps clean, sharp knives ready to trim for customers a taste of prospective cheeses and making it even harder to resist. From rustic farmers market booths to fancy cheese shops, we love our diverse array of local cheese makers and cheese mongers. We all have our favorite cheeses, from the stinky and creamy ones to the nuanced hard cheeses made with a range of dairy. Sheep, cow, goat: what’s your cheesy pleasure?

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Southern Central Coast cheese