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Norbert Wabnig Names the Top Omelet-Friendly Cheeses

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As the owner of the famed Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Norbert Wabnig scours the globe for the finest wheels and wedges.

We asked him to whey in on omelet-friendly artisanal cheeses gouda-nuff for a blue-out brunch.

Bufalo Gal
Quadrello di Bufalo, $40 per pound
What it is: Rich, creamy, and a little sweet, the Lombardy buffalo milk cheese with a washed rind is similar to Taleggio.
Goes well with: Mushrooms and leeks.

Swiss Miss
Vacherin Fribourgeois (AOC), $40 per pound
What it is: The granddaddy of Switzerland’s cow’s milk cheeses (dating back to the 15th century), the slightly pungent Fribourgeois (pronounced free booj wha) has a soft and smooth consistency.
Goes well with: Rosette de Lyon salami and cornichons (both chopped fine).

Big Sir
Paski Sir, $30 per pound
What it is: A cheese produced exclusively from the milk of the autochthonous sheep on the Croatian island of Pag. Expect a subtly piquant taste and a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Goes well with: A drizzle of aged balsamic.

The Truffle Shuffle
Sottocenare al Tartufo, $50 per pound
What it is: Aged in an edible vegetable ash and mixed with bits of black truffle, this firm cow’s milk cheese is mild but rich with flavor.
Goes well with: This cheese stands alone.

Roque Around the Clock
Gabriel Coulet Roquefort, $40 per pound
What it is: A French sheep’s milk Roquefort known for its creamy, salty-sweet taste. Fun fact: pre-penicillin, shepherds would smear Roquefort on their wounds to prevent gangrene.
Goes well with: Tomato, bacon, and red onion.

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