Surprise your darling with a day date at The Cheese Course, downtown Miami’s premier purveyor of fancy cheeses and artisanal goodies. A cheese shop may not sound like the most romantic spot, but when you head to the quiet, garden-like outdoor patio all concerns will disappear, and an afternoon of cheese, wine, and conversation can commence. There’s a bistro menu of tasty sandwiches and entrees, but you’re here for one thing–in several varieties, of course. The six category cheese sampler is perfect for your party of two, changing frequently to reflect what is perfectly ripe. Depending on the week, you could be enjoying everything from a creamy brie–perfectly spreadable on a slice of baguette–to a nice crumbly Gouda, flush with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Along with the cheeses are carefully selected accompaniments that bring out the flavor of the cheese, like honey or grapes. And speaking of grapes, how about a nice bottle of white wine, the perfect accompaniment to your cozy open-air feast. When your sampler arrives, feel free to ask about the history of each cheese, from its provenance to how–and how long–it’s been aged. Once you know a little, you’ll want to know a lot, so consider taking an on-site cheese-making class together. It’s another great date idea, plus how could anyone say no to learning how make mozzarella? You’ll both be affineurs (expert cheese agers) in no time.