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Cheese platter

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.

—  W. C. Fields (1880-1946),
American comic and actor

These listings of cheese shops in Paris have been compiled from numerous sources. We cannot be held responsible for their accuracy. Like any small business, cheese shops come and go, or change locations. Hours of operation are also subject to change.

Are you a store owner, or perhaps a shopper and lover of cheese? We happily accept reviews of your favorite fromageries and the products they carry!

If you know of an error in our listings, or a store which is no longer in operation, we would appreciate greatly if you could report it here. Thank you!

NOTE: The closest Métro and/or RER stop is provided for each store in this directory. To view street maps of the area around each station, click on the red Metro icon icon.

5th Arrondissement — Panthéon
Quartiers: Saint-Victor, Jardin des Plantes, Val de Grâce, Sorbonne

Alain Boulay — Fromagerie Mouffetard
Address: 131, rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris.
Phone: 01-47-07-18-15
Proprietor: Alain Boulay.
      Censier-Daubenton (line 7).

Androuet logo

Androuët sur le Pouce (fromagerie/restaurant)
Address: 134, rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-87-85-05

  Androuet cheese shop on rue Daguerre
Androuët storefront on rue Daguerre,
one of six locations in Paris.
© Larry P. Larson (photographer)
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cheesemaster (affineur, fromager): Raymond Félix has been with Androuët since 1955.
      Censier Daubenton (line 7).

A tradition that Henri and Ida Androuët began in 1909 has evolved into the bar à fromage (cheese bar), a modern-day iteration of one of the most famous purveyors of cheese in the world. Gone are the formal meals and dining rituals that used to prevail at Androuët. Today, the venue is more basic, with quicker service tuned to the demands on a modern Parisian's time. As such, it has met with approval from the French-speaking public.

The menu is simple, consisting of either tartines (open-faced sandwiches) or cheese platters. Tartines, priced at from 15€ to 20€, include your choice of any kind of cheese and/or a medley of smoked or marinated fish or meats. If you opt for a platter, you'll select from offerings presented on a half-dozen cheese boards, whose categories are organized into such classifications as goat cheeses, triple crèmes, and so on.

When you select a portion of five different cheeses from the platters, it will cost 12€; seven cheeses cost 15€, 11 cheeses cost 23€; and 15 different cheeses (recommended only for serious cheese lovers who won't mind some degree of indigestion) cost 28€. Ultrafresh bread and green salads are the only accompaniment for your tartines and cheese platters. There's also a staggering assortment of French wines.

Source: Frommer's Guide to Paris.

  Cremerie des Carmes storefront
Crémerie des Carmes on
boulevard St-Germain in Paris.
© 1999photostock.com

Crémerie des Carmes
Address: 47 ter, boulevard St-Germain, 75005 Paris.
Phone: 01-43-54-50-93
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.; closed Sunday afternoons & Mondays.
Proprietor: David Ferreira.
      Maubert-Mutualité (line 10).

Of Portuguese descent, David Ferreira's family arrived in France in 1967, when he was 5 years old. As it happened, their new neighbor in Longpont-sur-Orge was Jean-Claude Pasquier — a master fromager. Thus, at a very young age, David acquired a passion for cheese that exceeded his interest in schoolwork.

At 14, he was employed in his neighbor's shop, and by his 20's David had opened his own cheese stall — first in the markets of Neuilly and Sevran, then in Paris' 16th arrondissement. In April 2000, David left the markets to purchase La Crémerie des Carmes from M. Claude Limousin.

The 35m2 shop has its own cheese aging cellar (cave) and "cold room". Working alongside his spouse and four other employees, David prides himself in the high quality of the shop's products.

Phone orders, Carte Bleue credit cards accepted; home delivery available; cheese platters & buffets prepared on request; English & Spanish spoken. Restaurant and institutional sales.

Recommended cheese books
by Jean-Pierre Duval and
Roland Barthélémy
Fromages AOC
de France

by Jean-Pierre Duval
Softcover, 96 pages.
Language: French.
Publisher: Romain Pages
(December 2004).
Buy from Amazon.fr
Le Guide Hachette
des Meilleurs Fromages

by Roland Barthélémy
Softcover, 224 pages.
Language: French.
Publisher: Hachette Pratique
(September 2003)
Buy from Amazon.fr

Crémerie Quatrehomme — La Maison du Fromage
Address: 118, rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-35-13-19
Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 7:45 p.m.; closed Sunday afternoons & Mondays.
Proprietor: Marie Quatrehomme.
      Censier-Daubenton (line 7).

Cheese platters & buffets prepared on request; phone orders, Carte Bleue credit cards accepted; cheese cellar tours; wine selection; English spoken.

Ferme Sainte-Hyacinthe — Fromagerie du Panthéon
Address: 198, rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris.
Phone: 01-43-54-68-32
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.; closed Sunday afternoons & Mondays.
Proprietor(s): Claudine Gente, Sandra Pasty.
      RER: Luxembourg (line B). Cluny La Sorbonne (line 10).

S.E.L.L. — La Ferme des Arènes
Address: 60, rue Monge, 75005 Paris.
Phone: 01-43-36-07-08, 01-43-36-37-38
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.; closed Sunday afternoons & Mondays.
Proprietor: Christian Le Lann.
      Place Monge (line 7).

6th Arrondissement — Luxembourg
Quartiers: Monnaie, Odéon, Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Saint-Germain-des-Près

La Fromagerie 31
Address: 64, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris.
Phone: 01-43-26-50-31
      Odéon (lines 4, 10).

Michel Sanders
Address: 4, rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris.
Phone: 01-46-34-05-94
      Mabillon (line 10).

Rouge Crème
Address: 46, rue Madame, 75006 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-44-11-00
Proprietor: Thierry Rochas.
      St-Sulpice (line 4).

7th Arrondissement — Palais Bourbon
Quartiers: Saint-Thomas d'Aquin, Invalides, École Militaire, Gros Caillou
Androuet storefront
Androuet storefront
on rue de Verneuil

Address: 37, rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-42-61-97-55, 01-42-61-97-56
      Rue du Bac, Solférino (line 12).

Fromagerie Barthélémy (Sté)
Address: 51, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-42-22-82-24, 01-45-48-56-75
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.; closed Sundays & Mondays.
Proprietor: Roland Barthélémy.
      Rue du Bac (line 12).

Roland Barthelemy inspects cheese...
Roland Barthélémy inspects
some of the 260 cheese
varieties in his Paris shop.
©2005 SeniorPlanet.fr

Barthélémy's tiny shop is a haven for cheese lovers, where no more than three customers constitutes a crowd. Every square inch of shelf and counter space is laden with the finest cheeses — predominantly French — each matured to perfection.

Legendary rounds of Vacherin only appear in winter, while buttons of chèvre (goat's cheese) coated in cumin, paprika, pepper, raisins, nuts, cinnamon, and caraway are prepared downstairs year-round, and there's always a raw milk camembert, heady brie or blue on hand. There are cheese trays perfect for dinner parties, too. The shop also stocks a small selection of wines, jams, yoghurts, biscuits and chutney.

Christian Guillot — De L'Entrée au Dessert
Address: 45, rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-47-05-85-00
Proprietor: Christian Guillot.
      St-François Xavier (line 13), Vaneau (line 10).

Fromagerie Cler SARL
Address: 31, rue Cler, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-47-05-48-95
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; closed on Sunday afternoons & Mondays.
Proprietor: Daniel Pouilloux.
      École Militaire, La Tour-Maubourg (line 8).

La Fermerie logo

La Fermerie (épicerie, fromagerie, restaurant)
Address: 24, rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-55-23-03
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; closed Saturdays & Sundays.
E-mail: contact@lafermerie.com
Web: http://www.lafermerie.com/en/boutiques_cafe.html
      La Tour-Maubourg (line 8), Invalides (line 13). RER: Invalides (line C).

Fromages et Détail (chain of cheese shops, 5 in Paris)
Address: 38, rue Cler, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-55-08-64
Company President: Jean-Michel Sanles. Store Manager: N/A.
      École Militaire, La Tour-Maubourg (line 8).

Company headquarters are based at: 62, rue de Lille, 94550 Chevilly Larue. Founded in December 1997.

La Fromagerie de Grenelle — Chez Nathalie
Address: 204, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-51-57-59
Proprietor: Nathalie Lacombe.
      École Militaire (line 8).

Marie-Anne Cantin logo

Marie-Anne Cantin
Address: 12, rue du Champ-de-Mars, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-50-43-94

  Marie-Anne Cantin store window
The view through Cantin's
window is warm and inviting.
© Marie-Anne Cantin
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; closed Sundays.
E-mail: contact@cantin.fr
Web: http://www.cantin.fr/
Proprietors: Marie-Anne Cantin and her husband Antoine Dias.
      École Militaire (line 8).

Marie-Anne inherited the passion and the know-how of an affineur from her father, the noted Christian Cantin — founder in 1950 of the Cantin cheese house in Paris, and initiator of the Cheese house guild. She does not hesitate to declare that she was "born in cheese".

Since opening her own Paris boutique in 1982, Cantin's reputation has expanded. Appointed supplier of the Elysée Presidential Palace and a favorite provider to some of the most famous restaurants and connoisseurs, she regularly receives awards in gastronomic guides, food magazines and newspapers around the world. In 1988, she founded the Association Pour le Respect des Traditions Fromagères Françaises (ARTFF), and currently serves as its president.

Depending on the season, the Cantin store displays between 130 to 150 different varieties of cheese, 40 to 50 of which are chèvres (goat cheese). They are acquired from carefully selected producers, ripened in Cantin's own cellars, and tended with great devotion during their maturation process.

Recommended cheese book
by Marie-Anne Cantin
Guide de l'Amateur

by Marie-Anne Cantin
Unknown binding, 287 pages.
Language: French.
Publisher: Solar (April 2000).
Buy from Amazon.fr

Also see article: "Confessions of a Cheese Smuggler"

Fromagerie/Crémerie Quatrehomme
Address: 62, rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-47-34-33-45
Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.; closed Sundays & Mondays.
Proprietor: Alain Quatrehomme.
      Vaneau (line 10), Duroc (line 13).

A source popular with local restaurateurs, it usually has an impressive, hard-to-find Beaufort (from Haute-Savoie) and a creamy Saint-Marcellin. Cheese platters & buffets prepared on request; phone orders, Carte Bleue credit cards accepted; wine selection; English spoken.

Fromage Rouge Fromagerie Saint-Do
Address: 83, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-50-45-75
E-mail: fromagerouge@club-internet.fr
Proprietor: Didier Laudrin.
      La Tour Maubourg (line 8). RER: Pont de l'Alma (line C).

8th Arrondissement — l'Élysée
Quartiers: Champs-Elysées, Faubourg du Roule, Madeleine, Europe
Fromageries Bel logo Fromageries Bel
Address: 4, rue d'Anjou, 75008 Paris.
Phone: 01-40-07-72-50
Web: http://www.bel-group.com/
      Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12).

Fromagerie Corvetto
Address: 8, rue Corvetto, 75008 Paris.
Phone: 01-45-63-45-17
      Villiers (lines 2, 3).

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