Published December 18, 2012
A New Dogpatch Temple of Cheese
Congratulations. You’re in the homestretch.
Mistletoe: hung. Stockings: stuffed. Lists: checked. (Twice, in fact.)
A quick hostess gift for your next holiday party: ...
Stay calm and say bonjour to La Fromagerie
, a new gourmet cheese shop and French grocery from a
native of the French Alps, now open in Dogpatch.
This is essentially your last-minute
oh-hey-thanks-for-having-me-here’s-a-ridiculously-delicious-cheese-basket superstore. (You always wanted
one of those.)
It’s nestled in that huge American Industrial Center warehouse building, the one with Serpentine,
Gilberth’s and Dogpatch WineWorks. The inside’s very French
light-blue and lemon-yellow accents, wicker baskets and a slick marble cheese counter. Basically the
Frenchiest place in that particular zip code.
Sampling: highly encouraged. Cheese made with goat’s milk. With sheep’s milk. From Spain, from Italy,
from America. It’s all here. Your play: a blue cheese called Guttus, from Antica Fattoria La
Parrina—which came in second in an international cheese-of-the-year contest. (We’re pretty sure that’s
a Chance card in Monopoly.)
To round out the fromage, you can also pick up charcuterie, truffle butter, escargots and frozen pain du
Otherwise known as the ingredients for the world’s weirdest casserole.
2425 3rd St
(between 20th and 22nd)
San Francisco, CA 94107