There are plenty of places to buy cheese in Toronto, but the Cheese Boutique in Etobicoke is one of the absolute best. The quality and selection of cheese is just outstanding. All cheese lovers, actually no- all food lovers in general really must make a trip here at least once. It's amazing.
I love a place where prosciutto is swinging from the ceiling and truffles are flown in weekly.
I also love how the Cheese Boutique has been family owned and operated since 1970. You can really feel the genuine love for food in this place. There is a cheese VAULT. No wonder it's a such a favourite with local chefs. There is a spectacular selection of meat, olives, foie gras, jams, spreads, olive oils, and dozens of other delicacies.
The Cheese Boutique is located at 45 Ripley Avenue in Etobicoke, off South Kingsway. Don't be deterred by the somewhat bleak industrial strip that is Ripley Avenue... cheese heaven awaits. I guarantee you will be able to spot the store, but just in case, here's a landmark for you to keep an eye out for. A giant yellow Cheese Boutique moose surrounded by dozens of Canadian flags. Like I said, you can't miss it. Rosie :)