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Cheese Boutique, Toronto

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Cheese Boutique was started in 1970 as a humble mom and pop corner store on Bloor Street. Having grown into a gourmet staple, 17 years ago it set up a new home in a former sausage factory on an industrial strip called Ripley Avenue off South Kingsway.

This epicurean emporium contains the cumulative knowledge of three generations. Over the years Cheese Boutique has augmented their offerings and people are noticing and appreciating. Pristine patriarch Fatos was recently honoured with the title of Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit and his son, Afrim, was made a chevalier by Confrérie des Chevaliers du Taste Fromage de France in 2007.

At Cheese Boutique prosciutto hangs from the ceiling, truffles are flown in every Wednesday, foie gras sits under lock and key, beef is dry aged 60 days, there are olive oils from 80 different terroirs and jams made from green walnuts, the best artisanal breads of the city, not to mention the chocolate boutique, pastry temptations and daily handpicked produce - but it is for the cheese that one must really come here. This is a place where "best before" dates do not apply. Taking something good and making it great is a constant philosophy of Cheese Boutique.

Aging and curing everything from cheese to beef to Meyer lemons is done with the expert knowledge that only comes with years of experience. Patrons can get a glimpse of the process by visiting the unique Cheese Vault.

Cheese Boutique has been supplying Toronto with succulent selections for 47 years and appreciates fine food as one does fine art. At this food museum, one’s allowed to not only take the art home, but nibble it enroute.
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  • Love the store, lived up to expectations. Spent way too much but happy with purchases. Would have rated a 5 except for walking by Afrim Pristine and saying hello and he did not even respond, despite....  more
    Love the store, lived up to expectations. Spent way too much but happy with purchases. Would have rated a 5 except for walking by Afrim Pristine and saying hello and he did not even respond, despite....  more »
  • The Cheese boutique has been our neighborhood up scale grocery for 20 years now. Fresh high quality produce from mainly Europe, with a emphasis on Italian supply. They have a wine cellar as well but.....  more
    The Cheese boutique has been our neighborhood up scale grocery for 20 years now. Fresh high quality produce from mainly Europe, with a emphasis on Italian supply. They have a wine cellar as well but.....  more »
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  • What an amazing place to get cheese, meat, vinegar, oil, pastries and so much more!! Can spend an hour easily going through the shop plus the second shop a few steps away with high end quality cookwares! Always find amazing products but be prepared to spend some money.
  • This is one amazing store! From cheese, meat, ready made plates, to produce everything is just perfect! Maybe a little pricey but certainly worth every penny spent. Most of the staff here are nice and friendly.. some could be unwelcoming sometimes, but majority are nice. Great store and parking isn’t a major issue here.

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