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.
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.