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debra1234 Dec 17, 2012 11:09 AM

I am wondering if anyone can recommend a great cheese shop with some seating for lunch? On our last trip, we discovered (and loved) Fromagerie 31, which had some seating. But when the weather is good, I typically will take my cheese to go for an outdoor picnic. I suspect we won't be able to do this at the end of December! Looking for super casual -- just a great cheese shop with a few tables. We will be staying near Place Vendome, but it does not have to be in our neighborhood.

Thank you.

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  1. Parnassien RE: debra1234 Dec 17, 2012 12:57 PM

    The excellent Fromagerie Chez Virginie on the rue Damrémont in the 18th has an (expensive) "atelier dégustation" from Wednesday to Saturday. Tasting plus demonstations/ chat about cheesemaking and cheesemakers. Maybe not really what you're looking for but quite an education. Reservation only.

    Although not a cheese shop and-- not having been for ages-- I can't vouch for its current quality, Vin Pain Fromages on the rue Geoffroy l'Angevin in the 4th is a fondue joint that also serves cheese plates (choice of 50 or so cheeses) as a main course. But oops, evenings only and lots of tourists.

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      debra1234 RE: Parnassien Dec 17, 2012 08:03 PM

      will definitely look into Chez Virginie. Thanks!

    2. sunshine842 RE: debra1234 Dec 17, 2012 10:44 PM

      actually, you might find it not too awful to be outdoors at lunchtime -- it's been very mild this week (in the high 40s/low 50s) and if you found a place in the sun, it could be pleasant!

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