What are the top cheese shops in Paris? Each person has his own favourites, mostly in the district in which he lives. Many of the weekly markets in Paris also offer excellent cheeses. For example, the Avenue de Saxe market in the 7th arrondissement has a stand that sells excellent fresh and aged sheep, goat and cow cheese with the fresh sheep cheese as my favorite. However, to get the full variety of the cheese experience in Paris, one should visit one or more of the following fromageries:
Fromagerie Secrétan: 27 avenue Secrétan, 75019.
Paris 19th arrondissement. This cheese shop is right by Buttes Chaumont park and will serve all your picnic needs.
La Ferme Saint Hubert Fromagerie: 36 rue Rochechouart 75009.
Paris 9th arrondissement. Like many of the best shops, you will smell it before you find it. Very traditional with a great range.
Quatre Hommes Crèmerie: 9 Rue des 4 Vents, 75006
Paris 6th arrondissement. A top quality cheese shop which also produces and sells exciting new cheese varieties such as Pistachio Brie.
Cantin: 12, rue du Champ de Mars 75007
Paris 7th arrondissement. Run by Marie-Anne Cantin (Fromager de tradition and Affineur) with 7 impressive caves, the shop has been open since her father set it up in 1950.
Alléosse: 13 Rue Poncelet, 75017
Paris 17the arrondissement. Stocks an impressive array of artisanal AOC cheeses such as camembert, Saint Marcellin, a large choice of chèvres and a selection of rare, hard to find cheeses such as Persillé de Tignes.
Quatrehomme: 62 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
Paris 7th arrondissement. Marie Quatrehomme ages and sells some of the best cheese in Paris. The runny, stinky Camembert is highly recommended.
Laurent Dubois: two locations — 47 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 and 2 rue de Lourmel, 75015
M.O.F. Laurent Dubois has boutiques, in the 5th and 15th. Don’t miss his Camembert stuffed with Calvados-stuffed apples, Roquefort with quince, or any of his other hand-made creations.
Barthélémy: 51, rue de Grenelle 75007
Paris 7th arrondissement. This tiny shop has seriously knowledgeable sales staff. Their Epoisses and Mont d’Or are aged to perfection, and the extra-old 30-month Ossau-Iraty is excellent.
Androuet – 134 Rue Mouffetard, 75005
Paris 5th arrondissement. This historic house has several locations, each one staffed by a master cheese expert. Patrick at the Latin Quarter location is the embodiment of cheese joy.
Pascal Beillevaire: 86 Rue Raymond Losserand, 75014, 77 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004, 215 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 and other locations.
A group of fromageries, which are mainly clustered in Loire-Atlantique region of France (toward the west coast), with a few in Paris. Try the doughnut-shaped, moldy Courounne-Lochoise raw milk goat cheeses from the Loire.
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