As a major fromageophile, I get very excited when I learn of a new place to score great cheese.
Amanti Vino, located at 30 Church St., is well known as Montclair's source for unique wines, and craft beers. Now, the local shop has something extraordinary for you to nosh on while you sip - cheese!
Keeping with the Amanti tradition of smaller, artisanal producers, proprietor, Sharon Sevrens, has brought in twelve cheeses from some of "the most rustic wine growing regions in the world," that are sure to pair beautifully with your bottle of choice.
Among the Amanti fromage are:
5) Barely Buzzed (United States, Cow, semi-firm) - Barely Buzzed is produced by Tim Welsh and Pat Ford at the Beehive Dairy in Utah. This rind of this cheese is rubbed with a blend of espresso coffee and lavender, and the flavors permeate gracefully to the core of the cheese as it ages. The Barely Buzzed won a Blue Ribbon from the American Cheese Society in 2008 and again in 2009.