Best of Boston

1998 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Yes, this is Cambridge, not the North End. And Formaggio Kitchen simply has no peer in this city Formaggio Kitchen simply has no peer in this city. Formaggio’s food buyers find exceptional and exotic cheeses from around the world, like rare raw-milk goat cheese from the Louire Valley, and make them available to the masses. Their cheese-ripening cave gives protective comfort to the aging processes of Stilton, Manhego, Rashera, and Castellmagnos. You know they’ve got the goods when such high-end restaurants as Olives, Rialto, Les Zygomates, and Bibe raid Formaggio’s shelves for their cheese-plate courses and vie for exclusives.

244 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4750,