Best Cheese Shop Denver 2011 - The Truffle Cheese Shop
2906 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
The lines at the Truffle, especially during the holidays, can be downright maddening, to the point where you seriously want to "cut the cheese," in hopes that everyone will scatter to the sidewalk, leaving you and your scent alone in the petite confines of the shop. Of course, most of us are too polite to do that, and truth be told, it would take a lot more than a little wind for customers of this deservedly ballyhooed cheese shop to lose their place in line. That's because owners Karin and Rob Lawler sell some of the best European, American and local artisan cheeses in the country, including hard-to-procure varieties from France, Austria and Switzerland. The shop emphasizes unparalleled customer service, too, allowing customers to taste, taste and taste some more, never rushing anyone through the process. And they wrap their cheeses the right way — in waxed paper — before packaging them up in sturdy brown paper bags emblazoned with a pig.