Best of Boston

2012 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

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 sample this place’s runny gobs of poisses and Robiola. True fans of the stinky stuff, however, will be blown away by the shop’s countless whole wheels of raw-milk cheddars, marbled blues, and crumbly Parmigianos, aged and tended in Formaggio’s own custom-built cheese cave.

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