From Miami-Dade to Palm Beach County, these cheese shops carry the finest of dairy products in South Florida. The usual suspects like gouda and mozzarella abound as do more esoteric cheeses for the area including emmental and gruyere. Along with great cheese, top wines, beers, fruit and crackers are on hand to check off all of the elements for savoring fine cheese. Many of these cheese shops also double as cafes or bistros so cheese and other goodies may be enjoyed on-site and classes are even available including a hands-on mozzarella course.
3117 Bird Ave.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Gardner’s Market is a great place to shop for fine cheese in Miami. It is a market, bakery and bistro and it also offers other gourmet goods including fine beers, fine wines, caviar and pates. Cheese can be purchased normally or as parts of custom gift baskets or gourmet platters. Here’s a big surprise – Gardner’s Market offers home grocery delivery throughout the entire Miami-Dade County.
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Norman Brothers Produce
7621 S.W. 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33173
Open daily, Norman Brothers Produce is convenient to visit and also happens to have amazing customer service. This family business focuses on healthy and fresh foods and offers a number of imported cheeses. It also has gift baskets and platters for various occasions that make great gifts or are equally great to simply take home. The cheeses are paired with items like crackers and fine wines in these arrangements. Catering is also available.
500 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Bon Fromage is a wine and cheese shop open daily in Brickell. All cheeses and wines are curated to be selected as only the finest tastes, qualities and sources and the lengthy selection includes gouda, gruyere, manchego and fontina. The cafe is also open everyday to sit and enjoy cheese, wine, sandwiches and other dishes. Catering is available for events and there is a second location in Coral Gables as well.
687 N.E. 79th St.
Miami, FL 33138
Marky’s has been a leader in fine foods since the early 1980s. It provides customers with a slew of gourmet foods (many of them difficult to find) including caviar, truffles and, of course, gourmet cheese. Cheese may also be purchased as gift baskets or samplers hailing from the top cheese locales in the world including Denmark, France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Loyal clientele flock to Marky’s for the finest tasting gourmet foods from North America, South America and Europe.
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The Cheese Course
305 Plaza Real #1305
Boca Raton, FL 33432
The Cheese Course in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park is a great cheese shop and bistro to find cheeses from manchego and pecorino romano to gouda and halloumi. Its popularity is spreading and locations are beginning to pop up from Palm Beach to Miami-Dade County. The Cheese Course sells over 150 artisanal cheeses from around the world. The shop spreads its passion for cheese with its roster of cheese classes that include cheese/wine pairing and mozzarella making.
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