Eat and Drink French Cheese Board opening cheese concept shop in SoHo By Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Updated April 28, 2016 1:14 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email SoHo is getting cheesier. The French Cheese Board, France's ambassador for all things dairy, is opening a concept shop at 41 Spring St. Unlike your typical cheese shop, the space features custom-made cheese eating accessories, a cheese art gallery, a kitchen and education space as well as, of course, plenty of free cheese samples and cheese to purchase. Aimed to be a gateway into the world of French fromage -- there are more than 1,200 types of French cheeses -- and a haven for cheese enthusiasts, this first-of-its-kind (according to the French Cheese Board) shop, gallery, school and event space officially opens on May 19. Take a look around. The French Cheese Board welcomes you with a map of France Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz A magnetic map of all the French cheese regions greets you in this concept store. By the door, two clocks remind you that you're not actually in Paris, if the streets of New York didn't tip you off. Luckily, by the time the store opens, it really is five o'clock somewhere. The boutique is designed as both a shop and event space Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz The French Cheese Board plans to host tastings in the evenings, brunch on Sundays, classes and more in the shop. Bespoke cheese accoutrements and accessories make this shop unique Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz This chic SoHo cheese boutique carries pretty much everything to help you enjoy your French cheese to its highest level. French designer Caroline Gomez's cheese boards and platters, Christian Ghion's Nontron cutlery, Little Robert's curated vintage cheese covers from French flea markets, Ich&Kar's exclusive tea towels and more are all available for purchase. Imported jams, confits, chutneys and honeys that pair well with cheese are also for sale. And of course, there is plenty of cheese Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Cow's milk cheeses are imported directly from France to SoHo, where they're on display for sampling and taking home. Cheese is sold by the piece, ranging from $8-$10. French butter is also for sale. There is a library full of cheese literature Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Writing in both English and French can help you learn a little more about that French cheese you're about to enjoy. And there are adorable brochures Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz The French Cheese Board's promotional materials are pretty much gorgeous mini magazines you'll want to display on your next wine and cheese party. And they're informative, too. In the back, an art exhibit inspired by cheese Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz The inaugural exhibit, "Pièces Montées Edible Architectures" includes photographs by Jean-Jacques Pallot, which feature pieces of cheese built in notable architecture styles. NYC officially gets cheesier May 19 Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Cheese lovers and Francophiles, this will be your new favorite spot. By Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.