Best cheese shops in Toronto

Whether you’re putting together a party platter or just looking for a novel sandwich topping, there’s nothing quite like the right slice of cheese. From gourmet Gruyeres to pungent slabs of Stilton, these Toronto cheese shops offer an array of local and international cheeses that are sure to please your palate. Here are the best cheese shops in Toronto. [Photo credit: iStock]

Cheese Boutique & Delicatessen

45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3P2

Cheese Boutique first opened its doors in 1970, and has built a reputation as the best cheese shop in the city. This reputation was built on the massive selection of cheeses and amazing customer service. Since then the shop has expanded to a bigger space, is home to Canada’s only Cheese Vault and now sells other items like pizza, heated mains, salads and freshly-squeezed orange juice.

Global Cheese

76 Kensington Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2K1

Located in the heart of Kensington Market, Global Cheese Shoppe offers a mix of local and imported cheese that has people coming back for more. The friendly staff is always there to lend a hand and a toothpick for samples of course!

Grande Cheese Co Ltd

22 Orfus Rd, North York, ON M6A 1L6

The go-to spot for restaurant owners, this North York market is simply the best. Grande Cheese Factory Outlet is so much more than a cheese shop. The sprawling market also sells fresh produce, meat and imported products. There is also a selection of freshly baked Italian cookies, who could resist?

International Cheese Co Ltd

67 Mulock Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 3C5

Open since 1963, International Cheese has been the top choice of Canadians for five decades. Family owned and operated, the company prides itself on its top cheese selection that includes every type of cheese including the award-winning Santa Lucia Ricotta Cheese.

Olympic Cheese

93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

This St. Lawrence Market cheese shop imports cheese from around the world. Offering cheese from Canada, Australia, Belgium, Italy, France and beyond, the options are endless. Olympic Cheese Mart is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Pasquale Bros Downtown Ltd

16 Goodrich Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 4Z8

Established in 1917, Pasquale Bros. offers imported cheese, meats, and other products. The cheese selections include asiago, allegretto, bleu benedictine, bocconcini, mozzarella, Oka and more.

Alex Farms Products

1965 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1H9

Alex Farm Product’s cheese selection is so vast you may have to block out some time of your day to fully take in all the cheese options. The cheese comes from countries like France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Spain, Quebec and more.

The Pantry

1620 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 2A5

The Pantry prides itself on being a Canadian artisanal cheese shop. Offering a selection of cheese from across the country, The Pantry is owned by husband and wife duo Jeremy and Kathryn Lago. First opened in 2014, The Pantry is located in Leslieville.

Cheese Magic

182 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L8

Located in Kensington Market, Cheese Magic may be small, but it has built up a large customer base. Offering local and imported cheese, it focuses on customer service and providing quality cheese to the masses.

Thin Blue Line Cheese

93 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2K6

Thin Blue Lines is the purveyor of Ontario and Quebec cheeses in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood. The shop offers cheese to take home, as well as a sampling of products on the charcuterie boards. This shop is open six days a week.

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