1. Montasio Festivo ancho-chile-rubbed goat’s milk, $18.35 per pound, Mozzarella Company
  2. Hoja Santa leaf-wrapped goat cheese, $21 per pound, Mozzarella Company
  3. Basil pesto mascarpone torta, $22.50 per pound, Mozzarella Company
  4. José Andres rustic Catalan toast, $8.95, Molto Formaggio
  5. Potter’s Crackers with caramelized onion, $6.95, Molto Formaggio
  6. Blue Chair blood orange-chestnut honey marmalade with rosemary, $13.95, Molto Formaggio
  7. Chabrin goat milk cheese, $24.95 per pound, Molto Formaggio
  8. Valdeon blue cheese, $20 per pound, Scardello
  9. Horseradish pecan cheddar, $23.22 per pound, The Magnolia Cheese Co.
  10. Mast Brothers Brooklyn blend dark chocolate, $7, Bolsa Mercado

Molto Formaggio
A European-style shop that will help you pair a wine or gourmet nibble with your cheese. It creates some of the best gift baskets in town.

Mozzarella Company
Owner Paula Lambert operates her cheese factory in Deep Ellum with a tiny storefront, but her cheeses can be found at gourmet grocers and on menus across the city. The mozzarella and burrata are legendary, following centuries-old recipes from Italy.

Scardello
In addition to fine cheeses from around the world, the Oak Lawn shop offers Cheese 101 and special pairing classes. Warning: the classes sell out quickly.

The Magnolia Cheese Co.
Owner and cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern opened her shop in 2012. It carries the area’s widest selection of Texas-made artisanal cheeses. Magnolia’s cafe is delicious, too. Don’t miss the whiskey-cured salmon and chile-garlic creme fraiche sandwich.

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