Best of Boston

Best Cheese Shop

2017 Best Cheese Shop

Eataly

Boston
You know you’re close to Eataly’s tempting cheese counter when you spot the larger-than-your-face wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano—and catch a whiff of formaggi in its many […] read more»
2016 Best Cheese Shop

American Provisions

South Boston
With as many as 80 varieties of small-batch fromage available, this Southie shop is small on space but big on nutty, pungent flavor. Staffers are […] read more»
2015 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
If your idea of heaven smells like stinky blues and buttery Comté, welcome to paradise. True nerds du fromage shouldn’t miss Formaggio’s classes (some of […] read more»
2014 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
Peek inside the musty underground caves where Formaggio’s young fromage is ripened (they’ll give you a tour if you ask nicely), and you’ll gain a […] read more»
Formaggio Kitchen
2013 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
Formaggio features a carefully considered yet seemingly endless array of marbled blues, sharp cheddars, and runny Robiolas, some of it kept in underground “caves” built […] read more»
2012 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
Not everyone appreciates the olfactory assault that is Formaggio. In fact, we frequently have to check our companions at the curb before heading in to […] read more»
2011 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
As they’ve flourished and expanded, this Cambridge fixture and its smaller South End sibling have become more epicurean temples than mere cheese shops, stocked with […] read more»
2010 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
If we could be anything in the next life, we’d come back as a mouse so we could gnaw our way into this wondrously stinky […] read more»
2009 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
When the French knighted owner Ihsan Gurdal, it became official: Formaggio is cheese nobility. The Cambridge store (with sister shops in the South End and […] read more»
2007 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
More than 20 years on, Formaggio and its encyclopedic staff continue to prove that the variety of cheese is endless. Choose among exotic options from […] read more»
2005 Best Cheese Shop

South End Formaggio

Boston
Hunks and chunks, slivers and slices, discs and wheels… Formaggio stocks more than 200 cheeses from around the world, stacked on its shelves or aging […] read more»
2004 Best Cheese Shop

Whole Food Market

Cambridge
When it’s world-class cheese you crave, head straight to the River Street branch of this ubiquitous natural-foods chain for the most consistently ripe, reasonably priced […] read more»
2003 Best Cheese Shop

Whole Foods Market, River Street Location

Cambridge
We thought the “freedom fries” movement was absurd, and we can’t imagine a diplomatic conflict grave enough to make us swear off truffles. But somewhere […] read more»
2002 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Cambridge
Formaggio is the cheese shop that puts all others to shame. Whether it’s a rustic sheep’s milk cheese from Vermont or a bleu de Termignon […] read more»
2001 Best Cheese Shop

Bread & Citrus (Fresh Pond)

Cambridge
No, it’s not a charmingly quaint boutique. But, hey, you’re there to buy cheese, not a hat. Above all, you want absolute ripeness, informed service, […] read more»