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Question about Cheese Shops in Paris

mdietrich | Sep 25, 2010 09:38 PM

Curious about the protocols for purchasing cheese in Paris Shops like Cantin or Dubois. I love cheese, don't know that much about it, and have never purchased at a Cheese Shop in Paris.
Is the "sampling" of cheese customary before purchasing, as it is done in some US shops? Will the Vacherin Mont d'Or be in season in early October? I am also interested in Epoisse and Comte. Is it possible to purchase small amounts of these cheeses? Is there a minimum to purchase ie. 100g? Thanks in advance for feedback and advice.

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