Cheese monger Marie Mineo sees more and more people being captivated by cheese.
“Cheese is making a comeback,” she confidently says as she spreads some soft ripened Saint Marcellin triple cream cheese on a slice of crispy baguette. “Especially among young people.”
After a career in pastries, Mineo learned the art of cheese and she’s brought it to Bon Fromage. Its owner Raul Escobar wanted to share his vision of a bistro, and what better way to do that than by featuring high-end French cheeses and wines.
Each sandwich on the menu highlights cheese in some way. From the roast beef with Swiss-like Emmental to the BLT special with Gouda, meat isn’t the primary ingredient in between these baguettes.
Healthy, fresh salads like strawberry and feta and blue cheese pear keep the cheesiness going. Quiches are prepared daily with high quality eggs, vegetables, meats, herbs and of course cheeses.
Cheese courses can sample one or up to six different varieties. Accompanied by tangy olives, roasted sun-dried tomato, or sweet quince paste, this is Bon Fromage on a plate.
Pre-selected wine and cheese pairings take white or red wines alongside three best-suited cheeses. Expect firm Comte with white and semi-soft Cremont with red.
Brickell might be fast-paced, but take some time off at Bon Fromage. Or if you are in a hurry, feel free to order your sandwich to go, and come back after work for a leisure glass or two. Also, if you’re in Coral Gables, you can also learn a thing or two about cheese at 1535 Madruga Avenue, Bon Fromage’s second location.
Not everyone wants to go out for a full meal.
“Here, you can order a nice glass of wine, some charcuterie and enjoy and learn about a new cheese,” Mineo says.
Bon Fromage is located in Downtown Miami at 500 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131.