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  • Cheese & Wine Shop in Key West

    Julie, the cheese monger !

    Abondance cheese Beaufort style



    Abondance is a semi-hard, fragrant, raw-milk cheese made in the Haute-Savoie department of France from a small commune called Abondance. A round of Abondance weighs approximately 22 lb, and its shape and aroma are similar to a Beaufort cheese. Try it with an "Entre deux Mers" white wine.

    Brie de Meau cheese

    Brie de Meaux


    The Brie de Meaux is a French cheese of the Brie region and a designated AOC product since 1980 from the town of Meaux. This rich and creamy cheese comes with a edible rind. It's a soft and delicate smelly cheese for sensible guys...and white Burgundy. A riesling can be another hit.

    Cabrales cheese


    Vaca - cabra - oveja

    The Spanish famous cheese from Asturias, made with 1 to 3 milks from whatever was on hand... Cabrales can tastes intensely funky and rich, with a bit of spiciness in so much mold ! This cheese gets its flavor from nature, so you could pair it with a natural white wine, a Pouilly Fuissé for instance !

    Cambozola cheese



    Cambozola is a German triple cream blue cheese made from cow’s milk in the region of Allgäu. This cheese is like a blue Brie. Never pungent, the Cambozola is moist and rich, between a Camembert and a Gorgonzola with a nutty discrete flavor. Pair it with Italian amarena cherries and find a way to Nirvana !

    French Camembert is a bomb !

    THE Camembert


    Say CHEESE, say "​ka.mɑ̃.bɛʁ"

    The only one and maybe the cheese of your life... depending on it's age...

    The genuine camembert is unpasteurized from Normandie. Many "modern" cheesemakers however use pasteurized milk for US reasons...Pair it with raw cider, Poiré or Calvados ?

    Cantal cheese



    A semi hard to hard cheese produced in Auvergne. This gem is one of the oldest cheese in France and dates back to the Gauls. The Cantal as a tangy butter taste and grows with age. Three varieties : Young for 1-2 month, Golden for 2-6 months, Old >6 month. Try an old merlot, find your way to Cantal... (Try a cabernet with it)

    chabichou cheese



    Chabichou du Poitou is a very white and smooth French cheese with a fine caprine odor. Immature Chabichou of Poitou can be enjoyed with a sauvignon. More mature Chabichou is better with a red wine from Loire or a Pineau des Charentes.

    Condors Ruin cheese

    Condor's Ruin


    Made in the milking season only, this bloomy ash-ripened pyramid from Georgia is based on the Loire Valley classic cheese "Valençay". Extra young but deliciously complex, this piece of happiness will ask you a white Bordeaux : Grave Pessac Léognan ?


    Crottin de Champcol - Chavignol

    Crottin de Campcol


    Crottin de Champcol is the pasteurized Crottin e Chavignol from the Loire Valley of France. This creamy soft little cheese is subtle and slightly nutty when young, to a stronger flavour with a harder brown rind. A Sancerre is perfect with this true must have cheese !

    Epoisse de Bourgogne



    The Epoisse is from Burgundy - France. It's a soft orange colour smear-ripened cheese washed in marc de Bourgogne. It takes at least 6 weeks to mature fully. Despite its "delicate" smell, the cheese has a spicy, sweet and salty flavour. It goes well with a Bourgogne Blanc (Saint Aubin, Corton) or a dry Riesling from Alsace.

    Fougerus cheese



    The Fougerus has a place between a Brie de Meaux or de Melun, and Camembert. This is a genuine artisan cheese made in small batches with a bloomy edible rind above a dense creamy body. The sweet farm-mushroom-herbal flavor of this French cheese requires a good country toasted bread to express itself ! Sip an old Chardonnay to understand it !

    Fougerus cheese

    Fourme d'Ambert


    One of the elegant blue stars from Auvergne in France. This Magically creamy and smooth with a mild typical flavour of "pénicillium roqueforti" cheese is a gift for a young Port, a Quart de Chaume or Côteaux du Layon... Bring it at room temperature, uncork a pinot gris from Oregon or California and "Let There Be Rock !"

    formatge garrotxa cheese

    Garrotxa Cheese


    This revival Catalan goat's cheese is traditionally aged in caves to enhance blue and grey mold development and the resulting specific earthy flavor. Let's understand this Spanish cheese with country bread, fruits and any kind of nuts. A fine still Xarel.lo from the same region is just the perfect pairing !

    fenugrek gouda wisconsin

    Gouda fenugreek


    The authentic old world recipe of Gouda is made in Wisconsin by Marieke® with a fine fresh rBGH free cows milk of the day. The fenugreek seed inside gives to this Gouda a nice interesting nutty flavor, to pair with a delicate red wine as a Beaujolais, a Loire wine or a Bourgogne ? Some specialists recommend a Jerez !

    La Tur-Alta Lunga cheese

    La Tur


    If you look for something spreadable on a French baguette for breakfast and not too stinky, we offered up this buttery, bloomy rind little Italian Cheese. It's creamy consistency with a little bit of tang must warm up to room temperature before tasting to don't loose the flavor. A dry Vouvray or a demi-sec chenin should be perfect on this gem.

    Manchego cheese



    The Spanish Queso Manchego has a specific tire pattern on its non edible rind. It's a 60 days to 2 years cheese, with a firm compact consistency and a buttery texture. It leaves a characteristic distinctive aftertaste of sheep's milk. This non talkative cheese pairs with silence, a Fino or a salty mineral white ?

    Manchego cheese



    La Mimolette ou Boule de Lilles is a French traditional cheese in the Edam style from the Netherlands. The annato gives it another nutty flavor and this particular orange color. Young to extra old, the Mimolette is a terrific, unique cheese. Some types of red wine go well with it. What about a cabernet franc ?

    Mt Tam Cow Girl creamery

    Mt Tam


    A lush, heavy butter fat cheese from California. One of the two best American creameries produces a triple soft creamy cheese. The finest cheese available in Key West is a remarkable brilliant gem. Pair with a dry white Sancerre to balance its humungous generosity...

    Neufchatel cheese



    There is only one Neufchâtel cheese and only one heart too ! This north and west French cheese as a long history (1035 ?), an edible rind, and a strong character when older. The ideal companion on a cheese dessert board will need a cider, a Calvados or a great white Burgundy to talk like a king !

    Ossau Iraty french cheese

    Ossau Iraty


    This south-western cheese of France is from Béarn and Pays Basque. This uncooked masculine cheese made through pressing is smooth with a grassy-sweet flavour, creamy texture but firm. You should try a Languedoc or grand Bordeaux especially on this cheese.

    Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese



    IL RE DEI FORMAGGI de Italia Emilia-Romagna !!!

    To be nibbled in small bits in any case of emergency, pleasure, recipe, for almost 700 years... From 18 to 30 months old, there is always a Parmegiano that will please you. A white Italian wine with it ? A Trebianno d'Abbruzzo or a Lambrusco maybe !

    Pont l'évêque cheese



    Another French cheese from Normandie, near Deauville... This uncooked-unpressed cheese is a smooth-soft-creamy pale square, with a fine texture on a fine pungent aroma. Its rind is washed and of course, edible. Try it with a "Blanc de Blanc" from Champagne !!!

    cheese monger key west

    Reblochon cheese


    It is a whole raw milk  cheese made from uncooked pressed cow and washed crust from Savoie in France. Its crust is yellow-orange, covered with a fine "white moss" testifying to a good maturing in fresh cave. After 6 to 8 weeks, you expect a long and complex hazelnut taste. Try a Jaquère d'Apremont with this gift of the gods.

    Red Hawk

    Red Hawk


    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious orange American Cheese. Ineffable subtle strong delicate creamy smooth long smelly cheese, to pair with raspberries, good friends and an old Corton Charlemagne or Montrachet !

    Roquefort Coulet

    Roquefort Coulet


    You should know what a Roquefort is and from which little country. This one received gold medals in Paris since 1872 ! This Roquefort cheese sits enthroned on the plates of the fine cheese shops and wins unanimous support of the good cheese mongers. Why not a sweet chenin, a Barsac, a Sauterne, Montbazillac, a muscat from Corse ?

    Saint Nectaire Cheese

    Saint Nectaire


    Non industrial raw French cheese, made in the grassy volcanic Auvergne region of central France. You will find a fabulous one in Moulins ! This wheel of fine delicate cheese can be enjoyed in tarts, pies, buns, or on a board with its companions and a white Saint Pourçain ? (chardonnay and tressalier)

    shropshire blue cheese key west

    The Shropshire as a blue


    Shropshire Blue cheese has a strong and sharp flavour, similar to other Blue cheeses such as Stilton and Cheshire, but creamier. There is a sour, yeasty bite contained within a rich, mellowing taste, accompanied by a tangy aroma. Suitable for picky vegetarians and Port drinkers !

    tete de moine, key west

    La Tête de Moine


    Tête de Moine is a Swiss protected appellation designating a cheese made from raw and whole cow's milk.

    This cheese is unique in the world by its consumption mode in the form of roses obtained using a tool : The "chanterelle". Try a Mâcon on this !

    Tomino del Bergamino

    Tomino del Bergamino


    Little Italian formaggio from Piemonte. Circle flat smooth and fresh product, to cook with, to taste on a tartine with veggies, sprout and spices. You should try a Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur Lies.

    Cheese monger Key West

    Julie, the French Cheese Monger

    Cow, sheep, goat, yak !

    3 years ago, Julie owned a wine cellar, delicatessen, charcuterie and cheese boutique in France. The name was : "Au Bec Fin" ! its portfolio was made up of raw milk cheeses, from Ariège and the Pyrénées and the best cheeses in France.

  • Have a cheese break !

    Add and rearrange any cheese and charcuterie you want.

    Curbside cheese service !

    Pickup your special order pull right up in front and we hand it to you in your car.

    An example of cheese and cured meat on a local tropical wood board.

    cheese board key west
    cheese and meat board

    Ready to pick up your cheeses, your bread and some vin rouge ?

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