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Park Slope residents will be saying cheese when they visit Bklyn Larder — a new fromagerie that opened on Flatbush Avenue this week.

The cheesemongers promise that the store will boast more than 40 varieties of gourmet molds from the ubiquitous buffalo mozzarella to the obscure Swiss L’Etizaz.

“We have a mix from all over the world, but we have a particular affinity for the cheeses of Italy and Vermont,” said co-owner Francine Stephens, who is best known for Franny’s, the beloved (and tougher to get into) pizzeria on the other side of the avenue.

And it’s not just the sheer variety of cheeses that will put your grocer’s cooler to shame. Bklyn Larder boasts a special cheese room where the temperature and humidity are controlled for optimal rind storage (it was about 45 degrees with 50 percent humidity when The Brooklyn Paper sniffed out this story).

The shop also carries gourmet necessities like olive oil, pasta and chocolate, prepared foods like gelato, and an ever-changing selection of sandwiches (yes, grilled cheese is the only sandwich that Stephens said would always be on the menu).

Bklyn Larder [228 Flatbush Ave. between Sixth Avenue and Bergen Street in Park Slope, (718) 783-1250]. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Updated 5:13 pm, July 9, 2018
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