The best cheese shops in Toronto not only dazzle with visually stunning arrays of fancy fine cheeses, they awaken the senses with an aroma unlike any other. Hard, soft, or downright runny, imported or produced here in Ontario, one things for sure: skip the Kraft singles and pre-shredded mozzarella in favour of products from these places.
Here are the best cheese shops in Toronto.3 - Cheese Boutique
There are hundreds of cheeses, three “cheese cave” aging rooms, and thousands of ingredients from around the world in this Ripley Avenue store with decades of history behind it.
10 - Good Cheese
Cheese and wine, together at last in one shop in East Chinatown. Not only can you buy a small range of fine cheeses here you can also snack on a board paired with wine or beer right in the store.
11 - Thin Blue Line
Roncesvalles has this place that specializes in artisan cheese from Quebec and Ontario and everything that goes with it, like charcuterie, honey and pickles.
4 - Global Cheese
Kensington Market has this shop where the samples fly freely, the smells are strong and the lineups snake around the space during the holiday season.
5 - Grande Cheese Factory Outlet
This place actually manufactures their own cheese, has five locations in Toronto, Vaughan and Richmond Hill and has been in business since the 50s.
6 - Olympic Cheese Mart
This is St. Lawrence Market's source for the best cheese, and that's saying something. Find award winners, Canadian cheeses and deals here.
7 - International Cheese
Located on Mulock on the fringes of the Junction, this store handcrafts their own cheeses, mostly Italian varieties like provolone, mozzarella, fior de latte, ricotta and buratta.
8 - Scheffler's Deli
This St. Lawrence Market spot is perfect for picking up more than cheese: they also have sheep and water buffalo milk and yogurt, and special seasonal items like rainbow chocolate eggs.
9 - Pasquale Bros
This Etobicoke destination is good for stocking up on all kinds of rare and imported specialty food products, not just award-winning cheeses but also truffles, sauces and oils.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO