Cheese

La Maison du Fromage et des Vins

1 Rue André Gerschell
62100 Calais
Tel: 00 33 (0)321 34 44 72
Web: www.restaurant-lechannel.com

Open: Monday 3pm-7.30pm
Wednesday to Friday 8.30am-12.30pm and 3pm-7.30pm
Saturday 8am-1pm and 2.30pm-7.30pm
Sunday 10am-1pm

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If you love cheese, follow your nose to this outlet just off Place D’Armes. A huge selection of cheeses is available from La Maison du Fromage et des Vins – a cheese and fine wine shop owned by one of France’s finest sommeliers – Arnaud Crespo. Ask for a tasting (dégustation) of any cheese that takes your fancy. Camembert (£3.70 – UK £4.10 per kilo) and Brie (£4.03 – UK £4.60 per kilo) are always popular but why not try a cheese that is not so easy to come by: Maroilles (£4.00 per kilo), one of Northern France’s classics, is both richly flavoured and highly pungent.

The Crespo family also own the fine dining restaurant overlooking the harbour called Le Channel.