Best of Boston

2018 Best Cheese Shop

Formaggio Kitchen

Milky, stinky, pungent, sharp—it’s all here for the tasting. From black-truffle-studded Piedmontese Robiola to the funkiest of Vermont blues, Formaggio has been slicing up an unrivaled selection of artisanal cheese in Cambridge for the past 40 years. Patient staffers never balk at sample requests, and owners Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal also offer plenty of opportunities to geek out on curds and whey, including tours of the basement aging cave, themed classes, and monthly samplers. Multiple locations.

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