Desperately seeking cheese in Montreal restaurants

What restaurants, bistros and cafes in Montreal present really nice artisan cheese plates? Or have artisan cheese on display and for sale?

Which chefs in Montreal do a wonderful job of using artisan cheese to create outstanding dishes on their menus?

Those are the questions I urgently need answers for because an international food magazine has given me the editorial assignment to produce such a featured report for an upcoming edition. Alas, I’ve let the assignment slide and now the deadline is imminent. I have a pile of notes from frequent visits to Montreal but I’d love feedback from locals.

When you eat out in Montreal, where do you go for a real treat in a cheese plate or a cheese dish?

Where is the best poutine served? Who grills the best cheese sandwich? Who makes the best cheesecake or the cheesiest pizza?

In Montreal itself and within an hour’s drive of downtown.

Please leave a comment or send me an email. I’ll give you a research credit in a future post.

Thank you for your help.

—Georgs Kolesnikovs

Our Cheesehead-in-Chief is a lifelong journalist. In his other life, he publishes Circumnavigator, an annual magazine about voyaging the world in specialized powerboats.

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  1. M sur Masson had a really good selection of cheeses on their cheese board when I ate there a few years ago. In rosemount village. Worth a drive out there for the rest of the meal , cheese plate was just the icing on top.

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