And my dreams came true // Formaggio Kitchen

Formaggio Kitchen

Last week, I was invited for dinner at my yoga teacher’s apartment. Obviously, it was a big deal for me: this was my first “girl’s night out” since I moved to Boston. I was so excited about it! Of course my first concern was, what should I wear?! But it was a snowy day. Problem solved concerning my outfit! NB: Contrary to our expectations, this Boston winter was very mild. We didn’t get the chance to wear a huge, ridiculous, North Face parka. Actually, we were very cold, but relieved that it wasn’t as cold as usual. So when it snowed: we were in heaven! Let’s get back to my story: snow and first girl’s night out. After the dinner, I was so happy: awesome dinner, great people and atmosphere. And my dream came true when Sarah (aka, the yoga teacher) told me about a gourmet food shop: Formaggio Kitchen. Cheese, wine and deli: I knew immediately that this was where we would spend Sunday afternoon.

Fromages // Cheese at Formaggio Kitchen - South End BostonThere are three Formaggio Kitchens in Boston. We went to the South End shop. The South End is a very chic neighborhood, with lovely red brick houses with stairs in front of them. Very charming. The shop is very small, it’s a deli with lots of products from several countries, mainly southern Europe. We also found plenty of great American products. Because of this, we are now considering the possibility of a gastronomic journey in Vermont …

Charcuterie et fromages // Formaggio Kitchen South End Boston

Yummy… They had plenty of cheese for me to choose from, for my morning breakfast! I really needed a change: I was fed up with oatmeal. I didn’t know that there was a California made mortadella. The taste is stronger that the Bolognese version. We also asked for a local Saint Marcellin, a very creamy cheese. They gave us a piece of Winnimere, from Vermont. It’s actually closer to Vacherin (Mont d’or), but it smelled like dirty socks. I love it.

Miel, Honey, Confiture, Jam and Saveurs Magazine - Formaggio Kitchen

Oops… The jam cost $16. We’ll wait until we’re hypoglycemic to buy some. I’ve already noticed that jam is very expensive here. Manu had to eat Bonne Maman jam: not a great jam, but the choices are limited. I was happy to find Saveurs. I used to buy it in France. I have to try to bake the big cake on the cover…  The magazine is very different from the French edition: a lot of text and only a few illustrated recipes. The exact opposite!

Cookies & pop corn - Formaggio Kitchen

Popcorn with Maple Syrup … Sounds awesome … Cute cookies. We definitely have to come back again to grab some sweets.

Formaggio Kitchen is my new paradise. And it’s open every day!

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Writer, organizer and social media-ter for my own blog. When I'm not in front of my laptop, I'm organizing guided tours of Boston with my own company "Boston le nez en l'air". It's in French!

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  • Reply Mar 6 2012


    Justement, avec Julie et Vivien l’autre soir on se demandait comment tu faisais pour vivre sans la petite fromagère de 82 ans de Ménilmontant :) Super que tu aies trouvé ce bon plan !

    • Reply Mar 8 2012


      C’est super non ?! Bon le fromage n’est pas donné-donné, mais j’ai au moins l’assurance qu’en cas d’envie de bon fromage, je peux en trouver !!

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