In the cheese world, the name Emmanuel Carbonne always makes heads turn. Formerly of the Fromagerie Beaufils, this lover of aged beauties has built strong ties with his English counterparts over at Neal’s Yard Dairy, so he can import their dreamy English Stilton and Shropshire blue cheeses. You’ll find them in the tantalizing refrigerated displays of his boutique on Rue Ordener, alongside carefully chosen cow’s milk cheeses from his beloved Brittany, and others from all walks of life (Spanish truffled manchego, Sicilian piacentinu ennese with saffron and black pepper, Parmesan aged for 24 months, etc.). To go with all that, there are a few Breton épicerie products, and bread from the talented Thierry Breton. Yes, you read that right! // Farah Keram
The hidden gem: The Breton tomme cheese seasoned with Claudette pepper from Roellinger (€32.90/kg).