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La Baia dei Formaggi


Francesco Occhiuto first opened the doors to the Montreal landmark, La Baia dei Formaggi, in 1973. La Baia dei Formaggi was founded on a passion for Italian cheese and quality Italian products, and a desire to help the Italian community feel at home. In 1997 Mr. Occhiuto was the first to import Italian Parma Prosciutto in Canada!

La Baia Dei Formaggi, serving fine Italian foods to the Montreal community since 1973!

Italian Food, our passion...

At La Baia, our focus is on bringing our customers specialty, quality, and exclusive products mostly from Italy, but also products from other European countries, as well as local goods. We have the biggest selection of cheeses in eastern Canada! We have over 400 varieties of cheese, such as traditional Italian burrata and truffle burrata , mozzarella di bufala, torta mascarpone e gorgonzola, cacciota, parmigiano reggiano, parmigiano reggiano vacche rosse, taleggio, parmesan, pecorino romano, and grana padano.
We also offer as over 80 varieties of deli meats, such as prosciutto di Parma, prosciutto San Daniele, jamon Serrano, prosciutto Ruliano, jambon de Bayonne, Italian mortadella from Bologna, fennel salami, soppressata, guanciale, coppa, and bresaola.
Come browse our 80+ specialty pastas, in addition to Italian olive oils, balsamic vinegars, coffee, Italian stewed tomatoes, antipastos, porcini mushrooms, capers, nduja, panettone, saffron and so on! And finally, we’ve been told by our customers that we make the best Italian paninis in town! We are more than just a specialty Italian grocery store, a cheese shop, a deli, and a sandwich shop, we are a paradise for foodies, and a taste of Italy in Montreal! 
Come visit Italy, not far from home!

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