Cheese Lover’s Heaven : Bleu et Persillé
It is difficult not to notice Bleu et Persillé’s beautiful facade while walking on Mont Royal Avenue. This cheese and delicatessen shop, worthy enough to be called “the temple of cheese” by some, opened its doors a little over a month ago.
Owned by M. Franck Hénot, a French expatriate and passionate grocer, who also owns the Intermarché Boyer down the street, Bleu et Persillé is a must see for any cheese lover in the city.
Upon entering the store, the wide open space and minimalist design, attract your attention to the main focal point: the floor to ceiling showcase, a unique refrigeration system, which highlights the wide selection of quality cheeses, made right here in Quebec, in France and all over the world. Once you manage to take your eyes off of the impressive display, there are many surprises at Bleu et Persillé to discover. Dairy products, condiments, jams, biscuits, vinegars, oils, and other fine products line the shelves, and you can even enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
While the Plateau boasts of many specialty and fine food shops, this new addition to Montreal’s food scene is guaranteed to stand out.
With workshops offered every week and a welcoming and knowledgeable staff, you are sure to leave the shop feeling like a bit of a cheese connoisseur, and eager to return.
Bleu et Persillé is located at 1475 av. du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal (Qc) H2J 1Z1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.