Charmingly cheeky cheesemongers Christian and Jean-Daniel are the most unconventional pair of shopkeepers you’re ever likely to meet. They set up their cheese shop to be able to listen to music of their choice all day while selling rounds to customers – or so the story goes. The end result is a unique and intriguing business – and it’s doing well.
Fromages et Ramage offers cheese in all shapes, sizes and intensities, from classic hard wheels to smoked sheep and goat’s cheeses, herbed, spiced, wildflower or truffle-infused rounds, and pouches of fresh Italian burrata. 95% of products are raw milk cheeses such as Charolais, Chabi and Pouligny-Saint-Pierre. Ramage (meaning birdsong in French) alludes to the boy’s passion for music and conversation with customers. With rock music playing, books at the counter, and pictures of French singers up on the walls alongside pages of Charlie Hebdo, quality cheeses are only half to what you get on a visit to the shop. You’ll want to stick around long after being served.