Buying cheese in Paris is one is one of the most interesting / daunting things to do because we associate the French with cheese, right? However are there many options to try that include dining out and going to small cheese shops called Fromageries. But to do when you have no idea where to start or speak any French!
Sure, you can even find good cheese is in the very good supermarkets like Monoprix and Naturalia however these are options that we only suggest as a last resort because there’s so many better places to get great cheese. This list will help you navigate some of the local gems and hip spots tonight only have specialty cheese but you have a wonderful experience.
Madame Barthelemy’s fromagerie is loved by all the kings horses and all the kings men, even the last president and his prime minister. Her shop is cozy, a narrow slice of aged comte. She is always behind the bar by the brie de meaux with a story and a souri.
51 Rue de Grenelle 75007
01 42 22 82 24
TAKA AND VERMO
For the nouvelle vague. Taka and Vermo are the coolest couple with the best taste. Ringed in purple petals and herbs each chevre, each neon ray of aged gouda is like an ornament, presented on a clean white palette to take home and create with. Add ginger jam, and chestnut honey, fermented cider and tokaji wine and keep your friends coming to yours for every apéro/ happy hour/ party.
bis, 61 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
01 48 24 89 29
Wine. Cheese. Charcuterie. Spreads. Spirits. Lord have mercy you can indulge all seven sins here. Or at least buy your table setting, what you do with your cheese and sausages is entirely up to you.
Julhes still reigns supreme.
54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis 75010
SALON DU FROMAGE HASIDA
Hasida is a gold medal winning Japanese fromagerie hiding in the first arrondissement like a secret snow flower. Behind her closed petals she offers truffle cheese, sake washed rinds, wasabi chevre and traditional trade from every region. With a twenty one cheese tasting the third Saturday every month for thirty euros in a quaint corner it is a lovely perch to chirp about regional specialties over champagne, and Japanese wine.
47 Rue Richilieu 75001
01 42 60 78 48
Like any good secret, Alleosse is a formal fromagerie in the 17eme on a market street. Hiding beneath the sterile counters and 500 flavors is its own cellar, rare real estate for any cheese shop in Paris. The kraft master works with raw milk making his own delightful fare not found anywhere else. He makes his storefront selections from specific pedigreed farms conducting integral, old fashioned, reliable relationships farm or cellar to table.
Please, and thank you.
13 rue Poncelet 75017
01 46 22 50 45