Poncelet is a specialized cheese store which has gone to great lengths and efforts to unite a combination of the best national and international cheeses under one roof.
In a country that has an astonishing selection of cheeses and is protective of their national produce, getting an authentic Camembert de Normandie or an Aged Comte required diligent searching all over town. More often than not it ended in failure, and it was absolutely unthinkable to try to obtain a triple cream brie such as Brillat Savarin. However, with Poncelet I can enjoy all of these options and more.
Besides their overwhelming amount of cheeses, they also have other lactose products, such as bottled fresh milk and organic yogurts, and last but not least, for the ice cream connoisseurs, there is a small selection of high grade ice creams with flavors ranging from Mozzarella de bufala to Pinot Noir with Parmegiano Reggiano shavings.
One of the most outstanding characteristics when I visit is their disposition to be of help and their customer service. It is easy to get side tracked with so many options, however they always manage to help me choose correctly or give a recommendation which is generally in sync with my taste.
As someone that loves to indulge in cheeses, I can’t think of a better place to pick up of few exquisite cheeses, open a bottle of fine wine and enjoy a lovely evening at home.