April 7, 2008

Cheese Shops - La Fête du Fromage

My long day to and from Marseille tomorrow means there will be no Fête du Fromage until later this week.

In the meantime I've compiled a short list of cheese shops with a little help from friends and family.

My husband's son and our computer expert, Zach, recommended his two favorites, Murray's Cheese in New York's Greenwich Village and DiBruno Brothers in Philadelphia.
I had completely forgotten until today, but I've been to Murray's Cheese in New York. A great shop!

Murray's Cheese
254 Bleecker Street
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY 10014
888.MY.CHEEZ or (212) 243.3289
(they also have a location in Grand Central Terminal)

DiBruno Brothers
1730 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
930 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

My friend and fellow gourmande, Donna, offered two of her favorite places, the St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans and Stinky Bklyn in Brooklyn.

St. James Cheese Company
5004 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Stinky Bkyln
261 Smith St (between Douglass and Degraw Streets)
Cobble Hill
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Betty of Cuisine Quotidienne sent me the address of favorite Fromagerie in Rodez which is also a small restaurant.

Chez Marie
Place d'Estaing
12000 RODEZ
+33 565 68 53 20

Kate (who I've known since 3rd grade!) wrote me from her current home on gorgeous Whidbey Island, Washington. Her search for
prosciutto led her to Bayleaf, a duo of shops on the island that sell artisan cheese, wine and imported food. She's always had a great sense of humor and her blog, Coupeville Chronicles, is Kate through and through!

101 NW Coveland
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-6603
720 SE SE Pioneer Way Suite 1-b,
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
(360) 675-6600

An English friend here in France, Michelle, waxed lyrical about the British Isles cheeses available at Neal's Yard Dairy in London.

Neal's Yard Dairy
17 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden,
London WC2H 9UP
+44 (0)20 7240 5700
6 Park Street, Borough Market,
London SE1 9AB
+44 (0)20 7367 0799

A French woman living in Rome, Spacedlaw, recommended two of her favorite shops, Xavier in Toulouse, France and Antico Forno Roscioli in Rome.

Fromagerie Xavier
6 place Victor Hugo
31000 Toulouse
+33 534 45 59 42

Antico Forna Roscioli
Via dei Giubbonari, 21
00186 Rome
Tel: 06 6875287

A guy named John, who left no link to a website nor an email address, recommended Hamish Johnston Fine Cheeses in London.

Hamish Johnston
48 Northcote Road
London SW11 1PA
020 7738 0741

Finally, I wrote about The Cheese Shop in Carmel, California which I visited with my family in February.

The Cheese Shop
Carmel Plaza (lower level)
Ocean and Junipero
Carmel, California 93921

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Sue's Whidbey Island Life said...

There is also a yummy shop for cheese and other delights in Langley, about 30 minutes south of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. It's called Chef's Pantry and is owned by Donna Leahy. A former Pennsylvania innkeeper and restaurant owner, she's also a chef, cookbook author and true foodie. We are so happy to have her on the island!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful list! All cheese, all the time! FYI: licking the screen doesn't work.

Betty C. said...

Thanks for the mention of Chez Marie. I wish she had a website to add, but she doesn't. I'll have to ask her if she has a company email address -- but it's not on her card.

It really is a great place! They are open for lunch only, plus all day to sell cheese, but no dinners.

Loulou said...

Thanks for letting me know. I looked at their site but couldn't see any cheese for sale. Maybe they don't list it there?
Langley is one of my most favorite towns on this earth!

no, licking the screen won't work. Next week you can eat as much cheese as you want!

I searched for her and found a few recommendations from French sites, but nothing of her own.
It sounds like a nice place!

Ken Broadhurst said...

The 24th Street Cheese Company in San Francisco (Noe Valley) is a good place for French cheeses.

Loulou said...

Thanks for letting me know! I'll make another list in a few months so if you know of any near you in the Loire, I would love to hear about them.

john said...

There is an interesting article about camembert in today's Guardian newspaper from the UK.
There are only 5 small producers that have AOC for Normandy camembert, and they are under threat from the big industrial makers who want pasturized
cam. recognized as AOC. There's a video showing how it's made traditionally and interviews with farmers.

Loulou said...

Thanks so much for the link!