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Fromagerie Laurent Dubois

Marie Hennechart

Fromagerie Laurent Dubois

Those harboring serious cheese fantasies will be disappointed to know that the number of independent fromageries in Paris has fallen by half in the past 20 years. Luckily, one of the country’s Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (a top honor for craftsmen) has recently renovated and expanded his sleek, well-lit shop. “The line stretches out the door on Saturdays, but I can get a variety of aged Comtés here from all different years,” Lyn says. The selection is exhaustive and the service friendly, as long as you follow one cardinal rule: Do not help yourself. Salesclerks need to discuss and hand-wrap your choices. “They’ll want to know when you’re going to eat your Époisses or chèvre and what with,” she says. 47 ter Blvd. St.-Germain, Fifth Arr.; 33-1/43-54-50-93. —Alexandra Marshall

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