Eat your heart out with the help of this month's foodie finds.
Cheese club subscription
Available at Bleu Fox Cheese Shop
324 E. Main St.
Strengthen the base of your food pyramid with monthly deliveries curated by the cheesemongers at Bleu Fox. Each dose of mouth magic includes three or four artisan cheeses — some so rare they aren't even sold in the shop — plus all the accouterments for a delicious party.
$150 for 3 months; $285 for 6 months; $550 for 12 months
Available at European Market
Channel the Swiss Alps with your next slice. This adorable cheese slicer may even inspire you to take your daily indulgence in a new direction (as if gourmet cheese weren't reason enough).
Egg (or trinket) tray
Available at Reflections Gallery
1635 Rossville Ave.
Put all your eggs in one gorgeous basket. This handmade ceramic tray is sure to brighten your day as you get it started right.
Truff Hot Sauce
Available at Bud Floral + Home
2206 Dayton Blvd.
In case you didn't know, truffles and hot sauce go together like peanut butter and jelly. This elevated version of the spicy staple will add dimension to just about any dish.
Duck Fat Caramels
Available at Locals Only Gifts and Goods
10 Frazier Ave.
If you thought caramel couldn't get any richer, think again. The substitution of duck fat and cane sugar in place of the typical milk and corn syrup of store bought varieties adds depth and a surprising silkiness while helping to keep the ingredient list natural and minimal.
Custom spice blends
Available at The Spice & Tea Exchange
2115 Gunbarrel Road A13
Despite the tragedy of not having a Trader Joe's in our area, there's a way to buy your favorite TJ spice locally. We're of course talking about the "everything bagel" blend. The folks at The Spice and Tea Exchange have dozens of customized seasonings — many so unique that you may forget about TJ altogether.
$5.49 for 1-oz. bag; $12.95 for 1.8-oz. shaker; $19.69 for 4-oz. bag