Not too often.
Only, when it comes to the true-true. I'm living right beneath you, remember?
In this part of the city we say 'basement'
So, you have been spying on my posts, after all. Great work, uncle. ;o)
I am a bit of a cheese aficionado. So I occasionally say cheese cellar, as most cheeses are no longer cave ripened but cellar ripened.
Only when talking about a wine cellar. We use basement if there is no wine in it. :) PS: Is that cheese all over that woman's boobs?
Sometimes, to refer to the wine cellar. But otherwise I say "basement".