3117 St. Paul St., (410) 889-1558, eddiesmarket.com
The Eddie's in Charles Village can be expensive and a bit bougie, but it's the expensive and bougie pile of gourmet cheeses that keeps us coming back. The massive selection demonstrates a well-informed knowledge of both regional and international cheeses in all its forms, molds, casings, and odors—and yes, we recognize that the use of the word “curation” in regards to coagulated milk is the most pretentious thing ever, but this is artisanal cheese we're talking about. Eddie’s always has our favorites while also bringing in more varieties, with super-helpful labels identifying the origins, flavors, and ideal pairings. One day, we hope to try every single cheese and reach the top of Eddie's cheese mountain.