Laurent Dubois Fromagerie
Locals queue up for delicious cheeses from this fromagerie, whose namesake owner received a Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the country's highest honor for a craftsperson (in this case, for his skills as a master of cheese). Aged Comté is king here, but there are also signature creations not to miss, including Roquefort layered with quince jam and a chèvre marinated in walnut oil. A selection of super-aged cheeses—try them if you dare—are aged right beneath the shop.
By Jennifer Ceaser, AFAR Local Expert
One of the Best Cheese Producers in France
Were it not for the grey "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" awning - a highly respected appellation provided to the best producers in a given category - it would be easy to pass this shop at a brisk pace. Peek inside, however, and the heady selection of fresh cheeses is surpassed only by the knowledge and ability of the staff to help you bring home a flight of fromage to delight the palate. Space is at a premium, so try not to linger during the Parisian version of rush hour. The Marais location is at 97-99 rue St. Antoine near the St. Paul Metro stop.
By Mary Ramos
99 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France