Browse These Northern Michigan Cheese Shops

Esperance

On any given day you’ll find bell-shaped chevrot from the Loire Valley, pungent Spanish sheep’s milk blues like Monte Enebro or creamy crocks of Saint Marcellin. Check out Chef Suzanne’s proprietary Delices de l’Esperance. 12853 U.S. 31 North, Charlevoix 231.237.9300

Lake Street Market

In Boyne City’s hip and revitalized SOBO district, fromage-ophiles can get their flavor fix cut from artisan wheels of aged Manchego or farmhouse cheddar. Pick up some oil-cured olives and marcona almonds to go with. 127 Water Street, Boyne City 231.582.2151

Symons General Store

Petoskey’s historic gourmet emporium entices with nutty Alpine offerings like Hoch Ybrig, artisan Roquefort and semi-soft sheep’s milk cheeses from the Pyrénées. Fresh bread and couture crackers abound. 401 East Lake Street, Petoskey 231.347.2438

This article is also featured in the April 2013 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Get your copy today!

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