by Erin Chambers - 9246 Reviews - 161 List
Whether it's just a nibble to enhance the Cab-Franc you just splurged on, or a decidedly decadent, creamy dinner for two, sometimes a great cheese plate is just the ticket. Based on a criteria of price, selection and originality (we love a surprising smoked gouda), our editors rounded up 5 of the best cheese plates in San Diego.
Updated: July 09, 2009
The self-proclaimed "cheese heads" here will customize a cheese plate for any size party. Just be sure to get in touch at least a week or so in advance, as the secret is out about this venerable cheese shop tucked away in Mission Hills.
In a shop where sweets are king, sometimes it's that one savory bite that really helps balance the experience. Enter the Extraordinary Desserts cheese plate. It's always simple--usually a creamy brie, a nutty Italian crumbler and something smoked--and perfect for pairing with chocolate.
We love Chris Walsh's entire small plates menu, but the cheese course really stands out with a garnish of fig paste, French burnt walnuts and seasonal fruit. At $13, it's the perfect share plate for two with a glass of wine.