Call us cheesy, but momondo has gone crazy for
coagulated milk. We've given our writers the mission of uncovering 'le
meilleur fromage' in Paris, 'il migliore formaggio' in Rome, the stinkiest cheeses in New York and the hands-down best cheeses in London, Madrid and Brussels. So grab yourself some bread and wine and join us on this tour of the best cheese shops in Europe.
Paris and Rome may be known for their great cheese-shops, but don't fuggedabout Brooklyn, New York.
Stinky Bklyn is the name, and indeed it is stinky. At least they warn us.
It's pure temptation peering through from the outside and cheesy heaven within. The smelly store is stacked high in endless assortments of cheeses, meats and chocolate - life's greatest indulgences.
There's even a recommended wine pairing on each chunk, most helpful for customers like me who would just pair it with a cracker, or simply my mouth. And what's even greater is the entertaining "nose" factor on each cheese, rating its stinkiness.
The staff is so welcoming, maybe because they're all high on the smell of cheese. If it were any other cheese shop, I think I'd walk right out. But the clever name keeps you inside, in a way making you accept the stench.
So do all of the quirky wall messages: Shh the cheese is aging; the stink factor; and my favorite:
There's no better way to entertain than with cheese and wine. So after purchasing your cheese and meat party platter, walk right across the street to the Smith & Vine wine shop, also owned by the owners of Stinky Bklyn, and conveniently purchase the wine recommended from the wine pairing! If you thought it couldn't get better than that, it can. This fall, Stinky Bklyn, in partnership with Smith & Vine, is offering cheese classes on pairing drinks and cheese! Beer, sake, wine and cocktails with goat, sheep and cow cheese - yum.
STINKY BKLYN; 261 Smith Street; brooklyn, NY