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Cheese plate for lunch in downtown Boston?

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A lovely workfriend and I share birthdays in the same week and also both LOVE cheese. Our plan is to take ourselves out to a sumptuous cheese plate lunch somewhere near our work-- which is right near Faneuil Hall. I noticed Mariave has a pretty extensive cheese menu-- do people think that would be good? Anywhere in the North End? Other suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. If you really want a cheese plate to remember consider a quick greenline trip to the Back Bay and reserve a couple of chairs in the Salon at L'Espalier.

    It's one of the best cheese programs around.

    Penny
    http://www.bostonzest.com/

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    1. re: BostonZest

      Thanks-- I would love to do a cheese tasting at L'Espalier at some point, but I think we are both looking for something in walking distance from our work as well as something potentially less pricey. But cheese at L'Espalier is definitely on the long-term to do list!!

      1. re: BostonZest

        Second L'Espalier's cheese plate!

        1. re: catsmeow

          Ok, just looked at the Salon menu-- should have done that right away! I was thinking of the cheese tasting night, but this seems more within our budget. Thanks!

      2. Pierrot Bistro Francais has cheese plates that are really popular. It's right down the street from Fanueil Hall at 272 Cambridge Street, almost across from MGH.

        Be sure to check out Harry's Cheese and Cold Cuts on Blackstone Street for a take out cheese picnic when the weather gets better. They have an amazing selection of cheese and the prices can not be beat.