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Cheese, oh where art thou? | by Living in Monrovia
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Cheese, oh where art thou?

I'm not sure how many cheese aficionados there are out there in

Monrovia, but if the selection at the local Trader's Joes is any

indication, not many of you are griping about it. When I want cheese,

I head to the Whole Foods on Foothill, but sometimes I don't want to

go all the way down there and so rely on Jarlsberg from Pavilions.

Neither Pavilions nor TJ's, however, has a very good selection. If

you are fond of domestic cheese, it's fine, I suppose, but I buy

strictly imported or small farm organic domestic cheese, so you could

call me a cheese snob if you like. I had a bout with lactose

intolerance a few years back, and the only way I was able to get over

it was to slowly incorporate the more intensely flavored imported

cheeses into my diet. The more flavor, the less you need to eat. I am

convined that eating a lot of domestic cheese contributes to a fatter

mid-section, as you have to eat so darned much of it to get any

flavor. Well, that's my flame for the week.

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Taken on January 6, 2006