you don´t have to be surrounded by mountains to get your hands on great cheese!
What the Dallmayr and Käfer is to Munich, the KaDeWe and the Gallery Lafayette is to Berlin.
But when it comes down to assorted shopping, Berlin once more proves to be the capital of Germany. The KaDeWe Kaufhaus , which when visiting Berlin is a must anyways has 4 different cheese bars and offers, depending on the season, up to 1.300! different cheeses. [googlemaps]
Founded in 2012,La Käserie in the Prenzlauerberg area is one of the youngsters of the Berlin cheese scene. The cheesemongers offer about 80 different kinds of cheese by hand-selected producers which you can also enjoy at the bar or in the outdoor seating area. For those who don´t have all equipment cheese, the store offers a free rental on cheesefondue and raclette sets when buying the necessary cheeses at La Käserie. [googlemaps]
Being around the Berlin cheese scene for over 20 years,Knippenbergs can be found at their two permanent market shops in the Markthalle Tegelcenter of Berlin-Tegel and in the Marheineke Markthalle of Berlin-Kreuzberg, as well as at 7 weekly markets throughout Berlin. The company puts its heart in all things cheese putting a focus on organic farming. [googlemaps]
Maître Philippe & Filles
Maitre Philippe&Fillesin Berin-Wilmersdorf was founded in 1994 and specialized in french cheese and wine, and all of the about 50 cheeses on offer are from small, hand-picked farmers who work seasonal. The store also flirts with other delicacies like fun-canned sardines and all kinds of other nice to eat and drink with your cheese things . [googlemaps]
Peppikäse is a small, fine store that specialized in Austrian and swiss cheese and the credo of the owner Georg Weishäupl is no other than slowfood is a human right. Need more reasons to go and check-out? – The alpine cheeses can be found at Peppis Käselager in Berlin, Neukölln, as well as at several Berlin markets. [googlemaps]