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St. Paul Cheese Shop

This St. Paul outpost of France 44 Cheese Shop in Edina is more than just fromage, though that is, obviously, their specialty. From Marcel petit comte, to Cypress Grove purple haze chevre and L’Amuse 2 year Gouda, they have absolutely every specialty cheese you might be looking for as well as several you’ve never heard of but are guaranteed to fall in love with. Sure, they’re a go-to when shopping for a dinner party or wine tasting but should also spring to mind for lunch because their deli sandwiches are out of this world. Try a sweet and savory blue cheese and fig on chewy bread with preserves made from steeped black tea, or a Spanish tapas-inspired combination of chorizo, harissa paste, manchego cheese, and a bit of quince jelly. During slower times you can get a real education in cheese and lots and lots of stinky, salty samples.