Best of Boston

2009 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

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 New York) carries 300-plus varieties, representing nearly every region and technique, from Switzerland’s Försterkäse to Massachusetts’ own Carlisle Chabichou.

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