Best of Boston

2010 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

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 store. Even on a human scale, Formaggio’s stock of cheese is jaw-droppingly vast, with wheels of Belgian Gouda, logs of superfresh Vermont chevre, and blue-veined hunks of Spanish queso azul. The staff has tasted most of it, so ask for advice on what to buy—or even better, taste it yourself. They’re glad to share.

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