What is the cheese course like at Bouley?

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Bouley’s cheese course is an international tour de fromage. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant’s cheese cave (the room where cheeses are stored and kept to age) is located in the chef’s pass room and is filled with select cheese from Rodolphe Le Meunier, a fifth generation cheese master who was also the 2007 World Champion Cheese Affineur. The cheese trolley will be wheeled to your table, and you are allowed to sample a mouthwatering selection of about six to eight French, Italian, Spanish, English and domestic cheeses; you’re free to mix and match as desired. The options change with the seasons, but we when we last visited Bouley, the selections included a Petit Munster, a Brillat-Savarin, Roquefort, and a goaty Montenebro, among others. The course is served with slices of Bouley’s excellent array of fresh-baked bread, which can be supplemented by the roving bread cart that wends its way around this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star French restaurant. And even if you’re opting for fromage in lieu of dessert, be sure to leave room for Bouley’s colorful petit fours, which follow the cheese course.

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