Best of Boston

2005 Best Cheese Shop

South End Formaggio

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 in its cheese cave. Simply tell the experts what you’re having for dinner, and they’ll help you select the perfect Bleu des Basques or Nottinghampshire Stilton to complement your meal. Sure beats cheddar and Wheat Thins.

268 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-350-6996,