Unfortunately, many of the larger cities in which I've lived as an adult have not had many *authentic* stores. There is a big difference in the cheese that you buy from a chain grocery and the ones you'll find in a small, ethnic grocery.
A few months ago, I found a GREAT Italian store in Nashville - Lazzaroli's Pasta. They make their own pastas, ravioli (including pumpkin, pear/goat cheese, butternut squash, and more), and sauces. The smell reminds me of my grandmother's house. Sigh.
Tomorrow, I'll show you the store inside.
Yesterday's What Is It was the entrance to a bar. Pretty cool, no? Brian was close!