My love for Paris and French things is well-documented on this site, which is why today I am so excited to tell you about the French Cheese Board, a French transplant that recently made a home for itself in SoHo.
The light-flooded downtown space is designed to be the go-to in NYC to learn about and purchase French cheeses. Funded by France’s national dairy council, and designed by French duo Ich & Kar, the sleek gallery-like space is decorated with informational posters and graphics that are all about cheese. Just walking through the store you can learn about hundreds of French cheeses – where they’re from, how they’re made, and how they are meant to be served. Toward the back of the store is an intimate event space complete with a cozy kitchen where demos and tasting events are soon to take place.
Each month, the French Cheese Board will have a rotating selection of imported cheeses for purchase, as well French cheese accompaniments like honey, fancy high-fat European butter (the best damn kind there is), fruit preserves, and crackers (no word on baguettes yet…). The concept store also carries cheese serving accessories like wooden boards, kitchen towels and cheese knives, all created by French designers.
Posing with Hubert, the store’s one-man welcome committee
Next time you find yourself on Spring Street, be sure to stop by. And don’t forget to show off your favorite cheese from their awesome magnetic cheese map of France!
The French Cheese Board is hosting a Grand Opening party on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Click here to learn how you can RSVP.
Rejoice, fellow francophiles!