Ideal Cheese Shop - Near United Nations Bldg. in NYC. Named World's Best Cheese Shop by Forbes Magazine in 2003, but website lacks good pics & descriptions.
Bedford Cheese Shop - New York Magazine
named this Brooklyn cheese shop the best in NYC for 2004. Their online selection focuses exclusively on gift baskets.
Formaggio Kitchen - Boston's finest gourmet shop has an impressive selection of artisanal cheese.
Zabar's - This New York gourmet food emporium almost covers an
entire city block and stocks over 600 cheeses. The fact that they sell over 7 tons of cheese a week
gives them unique buying power, which allows them to price their cheeses more competitively than many of their boutique counterparts.