Culinary travel in the West

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Cheesemongers: Rockies
Photo courtesy of The Truffle Cheese Shop

Cheesemongers: Rockies

Boulder | Cured. Cheese lovers in Boulder used to have to drive to Denver to get anything above supermarket selection. Lucky for them, Will and Coral Frischkorn returned from years in Spain and France to open Cured, an ode to the European shopping experience. Their store stocks 80 cheeses that show off the surge in American artisanal cheesemaking. Our pick: Belford, a creamy gouda type from James Ranch in Durango. 1825 Pearl St.; curedboulder.com  

Denver | The Truffle Cheese Shop (pictured). Don’t be bummed if there’s a line. It’ll give you the time to take in the pungent funk and the chance to see what others are ordering. When it’s your turn, let owners Rob and Karin Lawler lead you to a small-batch cheese you’d be unlikely to find elsewhere. Our pick: Avalanche Cheese Company’s Lamborn Bloomers, a creamy robbiola-style cheese made from the milk of goats raised in nearby Paonia. 2906 E. Sixth Ave.; denvertruffle.com

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