5 Famous Fromageries for Cheese Lovers in Montreal

With so many different ways to enjoy cheese deliciously, this versatile ingredient has a very special place in our hearts. A rich and saucy mac & cheese, a crumbly blue in a salad, sliced and melted between two slices of bread, or in a sharp cacio e pepe – how could you not be a cheese lover?!

In honour of National Cheese Lover’s day on January 20, we’re honouring this delightful dairy by listing out five of our favourite fromageries in Montréal. Bookmark this page now and thank us later when you need to build a beautiful cheese board for your next gathering!

A Montréal institution since 1961, Fromagerie Hammel was built on a community of cheese enthusiasts and now has six stores across the city. Here you’ll find hundreds of different types of cheese, sourced locally and from abroad, alongside an assortment of charcuterie, baked goods, and gourmet items.

Address: 220 East Jean-Talon Street, Montréal | @fromageriehamel

La Vieille Europe originally founded its location on Boulevard Saint-Laurent under the name Old Europe Meat Market. Though there has been much evolution since then, some things have remained consistent; La Vieille Europe caters to the needs of the local community, offering specialty service from knowledgeable employees who have been in the biz for decades.

Address: 3855 St Laurent Blvd., Montréal | @vieille_europe


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Fromagerie Atwater proudly specializes in local fare, with half of their inventory comprised of products sourced locally in Quebec alongside an international selection of fine cheeses, meats, and groceries. With over 850 varieties of cheese to choose from, you’re sure to find something delicious at their location in the Atwater Market or their Centre-Sud storefront.

Address: 134, avenue Atwater & 1269 Rue Ontario E, Montréal | @fromagerie_atwater

With a goal of becoming the best gourmet counter in Montréal, Bleu et Persillé began with a cheese maker, added a deli counter, and began offering extraordinary sandwiches alongside delicious tasting boxes, fine wines, and local artisanal products. Add to that the convenience of being able to order ahead for pick up, Blue et Persillé is a worthwhile stop in the Plateau.

Address: 1475 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montréal | @bleu_persille

Cloche à Fromage is a bistro with a small market of artisanal snacks and an epic cheese counter within. The magic is in their take-out trays. When you want to outsource your board building to the cheese experts, give Cloche à Fromage a call and they will create a tailor-made cheese platter based on seasonal cheeses, your taste, and your needs.

Address: 2600 rue William Tremblay, Montréal | @laclocheafromagemtl