A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cheese Shops in Paris and an Exclusive Wine Pairing Experience

Paris: The Ultimate Destination for Cheese Lovers

Welcome to Paris, a city where the love for cheese is as immense as the Eiffel Tower is tall. This blog is the place to be if you’re on the hunt for cheese shops in Paris! The cobblestone streets of this historic city are lined with some of the finest fromageries in the world. Whether you are on the Left Bank or the Right Bank, each cheese shop offers an adventure for the senses. Here are some must-visit destinations for cheese aficionados:

1. Chez Virginie

54 Rue Damrémont, 75018 Paris
Opening hours: 
Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-1pm; 4pm-7:45pm
Friday 9:30am – 7:45pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Chez Virginie in Montmartre is a historic cheese shop that dates back to 1900. Under the care of Virginie, this fromagerie offers a delightful selection of raw milk cheeses matured to perfection. Each visit is a cheese journey worth savoring.

2. La Fromagerie de Montmartre

9 Rue du Poteau, 75018 Paris
Opening hours: 
Tuesday – Friday  9am – 1pm; 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday  9am – 1:30pm; 3pm – 7:30pm
This renowned cheese shop is a highlight for the chefs of Cook’n With Class, who take their clients here during the market class. The shop is a treasure trove of cheese that epitomizes the Parisian cheese experience.

3. Barthélemy

51 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Opening hours: 
Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am – 7:30pm
Famous for its high-profile clientele, Barthélemy’s fromagerie offers an extensive selection of cheeses amidst the chic backdrop of the Left Bank.

barthelemy cheese shops in paris

4. La Ferme Saint Hubert

36 Rue Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 8pm
Boasting a beautiful display that draws you in, La Ferme Saint Hubert offers a wide selection of cheeses, perfect for a French picnic or a gourmet gathering.

5. Marie-Anne Cantin

12 Rue du Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris
Opening hours: 
Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am – 7:30pm
Sunday 10am – 1pm
A classic fromagerie on the Right Bank, known for its exceptional aged Comté cheese. It’s a connoisseur’s delight for an authentic cheese tasting experience.

6. Frescolet

42 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009 Paris
Opening hours: 
Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am – 8pm
Monday 3:30pm – 8pm
In the heart of Pigalle, Frescolet offers a selection of rare goat cheeses and regional delicacies from the Occitanie region.

7. Fromagerie Laurent Dubois

97-99 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris
Opening hours: 
Monday – Friday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 8pm
Sunday 10am – 6:30pm
This fromagerie is renowned for its selection of luxurious cheeses, including truffle-layered ewes’ milk cheese and fresh chèvres marinated in nut oils.

Before Heading to the Cheese Shops: A Special Invitation

Before you embark on your journey to explore Paris’s finest cheese shops, if you’re seeking an exceptional culinary experience, consider booking a private cheese & wine pairing class with us in Paris. This class is not just a tasting; it’s a deep dive into the art of pairing cheese with wine, led by a WSET certified wine specialist. Located in the heart of Montmartre, this experience promises to enrich your understanding and appreciation of French cheese and wine.

cheese & wine cheese shops in paris

Closing Thoughts

Parisian cheese shops are more than stores; they are gateways to the heart of French gastronomy. And with Cook’n With Class, you can elevate your cheese journey with the perfect wine pairings. Bon voyage on your cheese discovery!

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