Ideal Cheese Shop

Shopping, Cheesemongers Midtown East
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Ideal Cheese Shop
Photograph: Courtesy Ideal Cheese Shop

A perfect place to stop before picnicking on Roosevelt Island, stock up on fromage before boarding the 59th Street tram. Opt for varieties that won’t melt in the sun, like the firm Marcel Petite two-year Comté, and fill out your meal with oil-cured Spanish tuna, Fra’Mani sausage, Balthazar baguettes and carbonated peach nectar for on-the-go Bellinis (just add white wine—and brown-bag it).


Venue name: Ideal Cheese Shop
Address: 942 First Ave
New York
Cross street: between 51st and 52nd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 8:30am–6pm
Transport: Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St
Price: AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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great selection and helpful staff...and it's not just about cheese, but smoked meats, crackers, jams, etc.