Renowned cheese merchant and cheese refiner in Paris, Marie Anne Cantin, perpetuates the great tradition and culture of French gastronomy. Daughter of Christian Cantin, founder of the Cheese merchants’ Guild and of the Cantin boutique in Paris in 1950, she offers with her husband Antoine Dias and her team in her shop of rue du Champ de Mars, authentical and high quality products.
Uncompromising on quality and authencity, Marie Anne Cantin requires offering
to her customers only the best of cheese, including raw milk cheeses, all made in limited quantity within small farms.
Marie Anne and her husband carefully select their producers, connoisseurs of pasture, farmland and mound pasture in France and surrounding countries, they will explain to you how all starts with the grass or hay a cow, goat or ewe gazes
When delivered to the store, the cheeses, still fresh are unpacked and set in the cellars to mature.
Completing the maturing process in a cellar is what will give to a still young cheese, when its taste is mildly present, to acquire a flavor, a smell, a consistency and a color, and will develop its character and personality.
In her cellars Marie Anne and her team will take special care watch with attention the aging, which will take from a fortnight for certain goats cheeses to nearly two years for Beaufort or Comté.
Very attached to the promotion of respect towards cheese traditions, Marie Anne CANTIN founds in 1988 « the Association for the respect of French cheese traditions » to encourage the production and development of cheeses made of raw milk as well as protection of animals and their food.
During all these years the reputation of Marie Anne CANTIN has not stopped growing, supplying the gourmets, the biggest chefs and renowned restaurants, there is not one season when she is not laureate of a competition or in the French and international press.