Annabelle Leplé (ex-Androuet in Paris) and her sister Amélie have been running this understated cheese shop (imitation stone tiling, light wood walls and tables) in Pont-L’Évêque for seven years now. Expect extremely attentive sourcing, especially since Annabelle brought home the prestigious Lyre de bronze award! The discreet Normandy native toured France in order to hand-select her producers. The result? One hundred and fifty different eye-catching cheeses: a tender Pont-L’Évêque, a flavorful Comté aged for 12 months, a racy bleu d’Auvergne… Each week, the two sisters put together a new platter of four to six stinky cheeses, full of strong (fourme d’Ambert) and runny (Munster) options. And for the chefs among you, there’s a gourmet book section next to the cash register, where you can grab your next kitchen bible. // J.Ma.
Hidden gem: The perfectly creamy Pont-L’Évêque (€7.60).