An Introduction - Formaggio Kitchen

An Introduction

If you’ve come to this page, you likely know Formaggio Kitchen. Still, an introduction might be nice.  Our shop started in 1978 with a vision of creating a European shopping experience in Cambridge. The store is owned by Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal who also own our sister stores Formaggio Kitchen South End in Boston’s South End and Formaggio Kitchen New York in New York’s Essex Market.

We are best known for our cheese.  We travel throughout the US and Europe visiting dairies, cheesemakers and agers of artisan cheese whose products we bring to our stores so that our customers can experience the wonders of these artisan producers.

Beyond cheese, we sell wine, beer, charcuterie, produce, olive oil, jams, honeys, coffee, tea, spices, chocolate, confections and a variety of other specialty food items.  We operate a full kitchen that produces our housemade charcuterie as well as our sandwiches, salads and dinner for take out.  Our bakery makes cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies and breads every day.  Our catering department has the enviable position of being able to take their ingredients from the shop and turn them into amazing cheese, charcuterie, sandwich or salad platters for delivery throughout the Boston area.

Our website handles online orders which can be shipped around the country.

It is our goal to offer our customers the finest products we can find and to be the medium through which they can come to know the producers themselves.  We try our best to source products that reflect the traditional methods and ingredients of a region with a keen eye toward sustainability of the environment that makes those ingredients so good.

We welcome your comments, opinions and thoughts on our new blog!