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Friday, December 28, 2012

La Fromagerie Drops in Dogpatch

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM

  • Mary Ladd

Stroll, shop, repeat: with La Fromagerie moving into the same 'hood as Mr. and Miscellaneous, Poco Dolce and Little Nib, this increasingly morphing Third Street area is becoming an easy stop for gourmet goods. It's easy to get cheesy at La Fromagerie, which is housed in a light, sweet spot. The petite sized store from French Alps native Ruben Donze offers cheese of the European and domestic variety, charcuterie, escargots, fruity jams, Firebrand artisan bread and truffle mousse ($5.99).

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- Watch Talking Goats Dressed as Elves Sell California Goat Cheese

Donze made room for the cheese shop by segmenting and transforming his Bouvet warehouse space in the American Industrial Center. I was able to sample -- always a great idea with fancy cheese -- before buying ½ a pound of Ossau-Iraty AOC, which is a French cheese made with sheep's milk. There's an adorable image of a cow to admire while you mull your cheeseboard options, and frozen options abound.

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