Laurent Dubois is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the highest designation for a cheesemonger and affineur in France. Especially strong in their selection of aged Comté, brebis from the Pyrenées, and small production chèvres. In the caves below the shop, Dubois ages a few cheeses well past the point where other affineurs (and the AOC system) are willing to go – a Sainte-Maure de Tourraine at 100 days, for example, and an extra old Fourme d’Ambert. In-house creations like Roquefort layered with quince paste and Camembert stuffed with marscapone and apples macerated in Calvados make for the perfect dessert.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 47 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-7:30pm; Sunday, 8:30am-1pm; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 54 50 93
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 2 rue de Lourmel, 75015
Nearest transport: Dupleix (6)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-1pm and 4pm-7:45; Saturday, 8:30am-7:45pm; Sunday, 9am-1pm; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 78 70 58

Address: 97-99 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint-Paul (1)
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 9am-1pm; Closed Mondays
Telephone: 01 48 87 27 10

Reviews of interest

Jennifer Greco (2011) “Monsieur and Madame Dubois and the staff at both of their shops are incredibly passionate and quite happy to share their knowledge with you…They offer almost the same selection, but the ambiance of the two older shops is considerably different. The shop in the 15th has the feel of a local, neighborhood place, while the one in the 5th on the Boulevard Saint-Germain caters more toward tourists.”

Ann Mah (2011) “I really love stopping here, chatting with the vendeurs, and spending my hard-earned centimes on a morsel of perfect cheese…”

Photo via Laurent Dubois’ Facebook page

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