The Sweet Smell of Stinky Cheese

The Sweet Smell of Stinky Cheese

Cheese sampling at Marseille

For serious cheese foodies (hello, my name is Lois and I am a cheeseaholic), the Tour de France Restaurant Group’s stinky cheese festival in NYC is nothing to sniff at. The annual event, which takes place from Mar. 6-13, offers a variety of creative cheese-laden dishes at participating restaurants in Manhattan. Think truffled mac 'n' cheese with raclette, limburger cheeseburgers, roquefort panna cotta, and even cheesy cocktails like an Absolut Peppar Bloody Mary made with piquant blue cheese stuffed olives. Participating restaurants include Café d’Alsace (1695 Second Ave., 212.722.5133), Marseille (630 Ninth Ave. 212.333.2323), Nice Matin (201 W. 79th St., 212.873.6423) and several others. For more information, visit tourdefrancenyc.com.