In general, “gluten-free cheese” is a redundant phrase, as almost all cheese is gluten-free by default. However, some people who eat gluten-free also impose additional restrictions on their diet, which gives rise to the need for vegan cheese, which, like regular cheese, is almost always gluten-free. Historically, it’s been hard to get vegan cheese, which meant that as a gluten-free eater who also happens to be vegan, you’d have a very difficult time ever enjoying something allowed by the GF diet, cheese, and you’d have an even more difficult time enjoying artisan cheeses. Things are not so difficult anymore, and we are happy to report that an excellent artisanal cheese by Kite Hill, White Adler, is finally available at Whole Foods in Boulder. Kite Hill’s excellent vegan (and gluten-free) cheeses have hitherto only been available in Northern California, but, at long last, distribution is now nationwide.
To a not insignificant portion of the world, and particularly in places like France and Italy, baguettes are a part of everyday life. Buying a baguette or two at the store on your way home from work is par for the course, as integrated into daily life as espresso in the morning or a sunset walk in the park. If you are taken by this Continental dietary habit and want to emulate it in Boulder, but happen to eat gluten-free, you will be happy to learn that there are a few places to get gluten-free baguettes in Boulder. Probably the most well-known source of gluten-free baguettes is Fresh Thymes Bakery, Boulder’s entirely gluten-free restaurant, but you can also find them at Kim and Jake’s, the suppliers of Fresh Thymes’ gf baguettes, and at stores across town thanks to Udi’s relatively new gluten-free baguette.