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Tag: Backcountry cheese


Food gifting: Say cheese

Tacoma's Backcountry cheese is available at My Cheese Shoppe in Puyallup. The cheese store has a wide selection of cheeses, as does Stink in Tacoma. Peter Haley/Staff photographer

Two South Sound cheesemongers can help assemble a platter or gift box packed with Washington cheeses or any other cheese you desire: Kris Blondin of Stink Meat and Cheese in Tacoma (628 St. Helens Ave., 253-426-1347, and Laurie Sanders-Polen of My Cheese Shoppe in Puyallup (202 S. Meridian, 253-841-2011, Facebook). You can find Tacoma cheesemaker Backcountry at My Cheese Shoppe. At Stink, you also can find a broad selection of meats and wines.

I asked the cheesemongers to give advice to News Tribune readers for assembling killer cheese baskets or platters. Here’s how to do just that: Read more »