Type: Food / Gourmet Stores, Specialty Shops
Some people love cheese so much that they name their children after it. This family owned enterprise doesn't have any children with cheese names, but they have treated the cheese industry as a member... Read More
Some people love cheese so much that they name their children after it. This family owned enterprise doesn't have any children with cheese names, but they have treated the cheese industry as a member of their family. Enraptured Torontonians drive from far distances to get their artisanal cheese fix since the mid 1970s. There is a cheese-aging cave in the store as well as every single type of cream, semi-hard and hard cheese that you can imagine. Some people flock just for the free samples, although it is rare to leave without a purchase of some sort. Even though you may assume that the Cheese Boutique only sells dairy goodness, there is also everything from Turkish figs to Italian olive oil to imported truffles. An attached cafe is a great place to stop and savour some bites or you can use the ingredients for an incredible gourmet picnic.
- Gourmet Stores: "The Cheese Boutique is in a remote suburb west of Toronto. If your idea of heaven is cubes of cheese on toothpicks, it is worth renting a car to indulge."
- Best for Gourmet Stores Because: The top restaurants in town buy from the Cheese Boutique. Follow their lead if pressed curds of dairy bring out the emotional side in you.