Cheese map of Paris
- biondanonima Mar 23, 2012 06:24 AM
I was inspired by the recently-posted "Oyster Map" of Paris so I decided to put together something similar for myself with the best cheese shops in Paris. Some of these I've been too, some I've only heard about, but supposedly they're among the best in Paris. I would love to have some of you Parisiens weigh in and see if there are any great places missing (likely), or any losers on the map. Thank you!
Beillevaire 48 rue des Martyrs
Beillevaire 77 Rue St-Antoine (quite near you)
Ferme Saint Hubert. 36 Rue Rochechouart
Fromager with sign "Nasty Cheeses", Marché St Quentin.
Ultimate Cheese Guy, Friday afternoon Anvers market
Pascal Trotte. 97 rue Saint Antoine. Not to be confused with another shop a few doors down with the name Pascal. It is the Trotte that is important to remember.
Best Conte and St Marcellin in Paris.
Great list, most of the great ones
Also Fromagerie Foucher on Rue Mouffletard ages his own Corsican specialities, as A la Filette or A Pecorino.
Nice! This is going to be a goldmine for future chowhounds. One thing I think would be important and helpful for this kind of project ongoing is if hounds could and would add to and edit the maps themselves, instead of just posting suggestions here. I am in the throes of vacation research, but will not be able to maintain the oyster map ongoing.
biondanonima, I tried to add a couple of the suggestions below, but I believe your map is not set to public collaboration. Perhaps if you did that, we could implore the maîtres of Paris deliciousness to add their suggestions, and add comments to other entries - directly on the map (which can be printed or saved and pulled up while traipsing about Paris).
What's next? Baguettes? Parigi's Ultimate (Insert Specialty Here) Guy Guide? Macaron Map?
13 Rue Poncelet, 75017
FYI: you can type in the phrase "fromageries near Paris" into Google Maps and get very detailed results, with the more well reviewed places highlighted. Similar to the list we are coming up with here.
In fact if you want to locate anything, from the nearest dépôt-vente to a pharmacie, you can use the same format.
Other than the Marché Saint-Quentin, there's not much coverage of the often excellent cheesemongers at street or covered markets.
So let me add:
The usually very helpful Cyrille Hardouin in the covered market (the daily Marché Beauveau) on the place d'Aligre;
The four or five cheese guys (usually with stuff direct from farm) at the very upmarket Marché Saxe-Breteuil on the avenue de Saxe in the 7th on Thus & Sat mornings; some of the same cheesemongers set up stalls at the villagey Marché Monge on the place Monge in the 5th on Wed, Fri and Sun;
for visitors planning to picnic in Versailles, the Fromagerie Legall in the Carré à la Marée, les Halles Nore Dame, off the avenue St Cloud, Versailles. (BTW, the daily Halles and the 3x a week Marché Notre Dame is one the best markets in the Ile de France and should be an obligatory detour for any foodie on a day-trip to Versailles).
and a Left Bank add: Vacroux et Fils on the rue Daguerre market street/ rue commerçante in the 14th. If you speak a little French, the cheesemongers here are amazingly informative.