Sit-down cheese lunch
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.
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.
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!