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Jean D'Alos Fromager Affineur

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Address: 4 rue Montesquieu, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 56 44 29 66
09:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 09:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 19:30
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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Lovely Shop with Nice Selection of Cheese

Visiting Jean D'Alos was delightful. The selection of cheeses is good and the shoppe pristine. The staff does not speak English, yet we were able to communicate well, and select... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2014
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Simply a fabulous shop full of things to make your heart stop (literally given the fat content). Given we rented an apartment we could enjoy a variety of cheeses throughout our week long stay. Despite knowing little English (and I even less French) we could always communicate with the friendly (and mostly young) staffers. The shop has unique butters (excellent... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Deruelle and Beillevaire are better. They take better care of the cheese. Jean d'Alos let's it dry. Sales persons are more knowledgeable at those competitors. Jean d'Alos hire people who are not knowledgeable in cheese and are primarily interested in attending people "politely". The prices are fine. You may find excellent cheese but you have to know well what to... More 

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washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Jean d'Alos, aside from being a cheese monger, is also an affineur, willing to buy cheese from the makers and assume the inventory costs and care while it matures and ripens to the correct point for selling and eating. The cost is passed on to you in higher prices--but excellent cheese. There are only about 20 affineurs left in France,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Visiting Jean D'Alos was delightful. The selection of cheeses is good and the shoppe pristine. The staff does not speak English, yet we were able to communicate well, and select cheeses not available in the US.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

A nice cheese shop beside the Marche de Grand Hommes. A great selection of cheeses (though you can find far more in supermarkets around Bordeaux). The ladies who run it don't speak English but are very kind and obliging. Not cheap though!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Visited on Xmas eve 2012 with some other highly rated fromageries in Bordeaux (sorry, no name but they are easy to find using google or similar). I have to say that this one is by far the best in Bordeaux. Do not hesitate to ask for recommendation depending on the season and your personal taste, soft, hard, strong, smooth, etc.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Bordeaux, and especially its old town, are a joy for shoppers and there is no shop I look more forward to visiting than Jean d'Alos, one of the greatest cheesemongers in all of France. The selection of cheeses is extraordinary as is the care with which they are aged. The staff is very adept at suggesting wine pairings and is... More 

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