Cheese makes almost everything better! (except fish, they say)
1) I'm always looking for a good fried mozzarella. There are lots of crappy/frozen ones out there, and many restaurants serve crappy ones as well.
Where I grew up in the South Side of Chicago there are a ton of unique pizza places. Baracco's Pizza in Evergreen Park, Illinois, has a really good fried mozzarella with a really good marinara (also important to me).
The cheese used in their deep-dish is pretty good as well (gallery below)http://barracos.com/?page_id=14
2) Growing up, I have lots of fond memories of Wisconsin Cheeseman sets, where you can try a dozen cheeses with sausage slices/crackers, etc. http://www.wisconsincheeseman.com/Chees ... /index.cat
Looks like some of them are out of season right now.
3) Another good Christmas treat is a Tastefully Simple cheese ball with apple slices http://www.tastefullysimple.com/shopour ... 67107.aspx
There are so many good cheeses, it's hard to choose.