I finally made it for the all-you-can-eat cheese day at madame Hisada’s cheese shop on the last Saturday of June. I was amazingly surprised by the changes that were made on the second floor where the small and cosy cafe is located. It made our visit a whole of an experience with a touch of Japanese affinity.
I was actually only able to serve myself twice even if I am a huge fan of extremely strong and full-bodied cheeses as you just get too overwhelmed by it. I appreciated every single bite, smell, texture and taste variation.
So far we tried the following ones:
Camembert, Langres, Tamie de Savoie, Trappe d’Echourgnac, Mascarpone, Fragolone, Noix noix, Guines Cheddar (I fell in love with this one!), matured Filetta de brebis, Piment d’Espelette, Roquefort, Delices aux herbes (semi-matured goat cheese with fine herbs), Goat cheese matured in Sakura leaves, matured Mothais a la feuille, caprillice al Romeo (goat cheese with herbs), Caprillice matured in red wine, Saveur du Marquis.
I particularly fell for the filletta (a Corsican cheese), Noix noix (which is close to Epoisse in terms of strength and smelliness) and Guines Cheddar but obviously all of them were tasty and fabulous.
The shop is located at 47 rue de Richelieu and I really recommend it as the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. You won’t leave with the wrong cheese 😉