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, stinktacoma.com) 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 »