There are a number of ways to shop for cheese in Paris. Supermarkets and street markets all sell cheese, but head to one of the high-quality shops selling the best cheese produced across France. Most shops age their cheese in caves underfoot and have extensive histories. Personal relationships with producers are de rigeur. Here are the ten best Fromageries to visit.
At Beillevaire, they both make and sell cheese. Part production facility, part sales operation, these mongers know the industry inside out. Pascal Beillevaire got his start in the 1980s selling milk and cream from local dairies in the Loire Valley. He then established a unique vertically integrated approach to a fromagerie; producing and selling cheese and dairy products (butter, riz au lait, yogurt, raw milk). Beillevaire produces a handful of cheeses themselves, and sell a much wider variety in the Paris storefronts, selected from the best producers in France and abroad. Make a point to taste the chèvre fermier, one of the seasonal selections. The cave-aged tomme will redefine your thoughts on goat’s cheese.
Beillevaire, 140 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France, +33 01 46 36 90 81