Where To Get Your Cheese Fix in Paris
Hello my friends! M. Cheesemonger and I are back from France. I am feeling sleepy from the time change and the insane amount of activities we packed into two weeks, but happy to see you again!
Our first stop on this trip was Paris, where our first stop was the Theatre des Champs-Elysées to see renowned baroque conductor William Christie and his orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, in a performance of Theodora by Handel. The work is widely considered one of his most beautiful, and goodness, was it heavenly. See a past production of Theodora and experience it for yourself.
Apart from the massive amounts of shopping I squeezed into a couple afternoons, we got to meet some awesome Parisian cheese people, especially Rémi from Les Nouveaux Fromagers. Can you believe that we connected through the power of Instagram? Rémi, M. Cheesemonger, and I met up at Terra Corsa, a little restaurant specialized in Corsican fare, and chatted about cheese in France.
Les Nouveaux Fromagers has been around for about two years now, delivering a selection of 4 artisan cheeses a month to its subscribers, who are spread around France and the UK. While many of its customers are people who don’t have time to go to the cheese shop, a good chunk of its subscribers are folks who simply don’t have access to a great cheese shop. While I like to imagine that everyone in France gets their cheese from their local, trusted fromager, that’s not often the case. Supermarkets are becoming more prevalent. Les Nouveaux Fromagers helps keep artisan cheese alive by allowing anyone with a mailing address in France to receive it regularly.
Rémi told me all this and more as we feasted on a board of Corsican charcuterie and cheeses, washing it all down with Corsican chestnut beer.
For me, and other cheese lovers visiting or living in Paris, Rémi also gave me a great list of places to visit for our cheese fix.
Where to Buy Cheese
La Fromagerie Goncourt: 1 Rue Abel Rabaud, 75011 Paris (M. Belleville)
Fromagerie Foucherau: 58 Rue d’Auteuil, 75016 Paris (M. Michel-Ange Auteuil)
La Maison du Fromage: 21 Rue du Château, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine (M. Pont de Neuilly) (I have been to this one! It’s wonderful!)
Fromagerie Laurent Dubois: 47 Ter Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris (M. Maubert-Mutualité) (I went to this one, too! GORGEOUS!)
Fromagerie Cantin: 12 Rue du Champ de Mars, 75007, Paris (M. Ecole Militaire)
Fromagerie Quatrehomme: 62 Rue de Sèvres, 75007, Paris (M. Vaneau)
Fromagerie Beaufils: 118 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris (M. Jourdain)
Fromagerie Griffon: 23 bis Avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75007, Paris (M. Ecole Militaire)
Fromagerie Androuet: Multiple locations throughout Paris. See their website.
Fromagerie Foucher: 16 Rue de Poissy, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (RER Saint-Germain-en-Laye)
Fromagerie Taka & Vermo: 16 bis Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris (M. Strasbourg-St. Denis) (I added this one myself, after discovering them before my meeting with Les Nouveaux Fromagers. J’ajoute celle-ci à la liste moi-même. Nous les avons découverts en allant voir les Nouveaux Fromagers.).
Where to Taste Cheese
Terra Corsa: For Corsican products. 1 Cour des Petites-Ecuries, 75010 Paris (M. Château d’Eau)
La Coop: For Savoyard products and wines. 9 Rue Corneille, 75006 Paris (RER Luxembourg)
La Vache dans les Vignes: near the popular Canal St. Martin. 46 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris (M. Goncourt)
Fil’O’Fromage: For delicious cheese plates presented by theme or region. 12 Rue Neuve Tolbiac, 75013 Paris (M. Bibliothèque François Mitterand)
Don’t forget to take in some of Paris’s gorgeous sites between your cheese tastings! See you soon! And if you live in France or the UK, and want to get a monthly cheese delivery, visit Les Nouveaux Fromagers online!