Cheese Importers is a Colorado family-owned business founded in 1976 by Lyman & Linda White. We offer natural, organic and imported cheeses, cured meats, specialty oils, spices, olives, chocolate, and other unique specialty foods. Our wholesale customers include over 400 discriminating restaurants, natural grocers, hotels and neighborhood buying clubs. "La Fromagerie", our European Marketplace, open to the public, features the largest walk in refrigerated cheese and cured meat market in Colorado. Touting an inventory of over 350 cheeses, a broad selection of European housewares, linens, unique childrens items, perfumes, soaps and our authentic French cafe "Bistrot des Artistes" it has become "the destination" for foodies, visiting family and our guests looking for a store that is not from a "cookie cutter" design. We ship our products directly to businesses and homes nationwide making it easy to remember and taste your experience with us whenever you wish.
Our Marketplace and Bistro are located at:
103 Main St. Longmont, CO. 80501 tel:303.772.9599
We have relocated to the historic building on the N.W. corner of 1st and Main ST. Originally built in 1931 as the first power station (ahhh diesel power... so clean!) to service city residents, this old gem of a building sat empty and dormant from the early 70's until the early 21st century when it was only utilized to store artifacts for the City of Longmont Museum. After searching all over the Boulder county landscape for an apropriate home (and nearing the end of our current lease, yes... the pressure was on!) we made an inquiry to the city regarding this building and it's unlikely availability. With some luck, crossed fingers, perfect timing and a few City Council meetings later (where we received unanimous votes!) we had a lease and could begin the daunting process of planning, construction and of course moving all of our wonderful cheeses and fine goods from our old home of 27 years.
Store & Bistro Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday & Saturday 9 am - 8 pm
Sundays 11am - 5 pm CLOSED SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018
HAPPY HOUR Daily 3-6 and Sunday 3-5
HOLIDAY HOURS 2018/2019
Time for the most important thing in life ...family and friends .....we look forward to seeing you and wish you a wonderful holiday !
New Years Day 2019- Closed
Easter Sunday 2019- Closed
Mother's Day - By Reservation with minimal walk-in availability
Memorial Day 2018- Closing at 4pm
JULY 4TH - Closing at 3pm
Labor day 2018- Closed
Sunday July 22nd Employee Picnic - Closed All Day
Thanksgiving 2018- Closed
Christmas Eve 2018- Closing Early at 3 pm
Christmas 2018- Closed
New Years Eve 2018- Closing Early at 4pm
Parking is located directly behind our building and in the lot to the North of Cheese Importers
*** note: access to parking is off of Coffman St. between First and Second Avenue
Enjoy Our Bistro and European style Bar
Bistrot des Artistes; featuring our best of your old favorites as well as our favorite new recipes
and delightful Lunch and dinner offerings.
Come in now to 'experience' our European Cafe for a chance to relax and enjoy a life uncommon.
Here are a few great images of the "Marche aux Provence"
(Provence Marketplace for those of you, like me, that were sleeping too often in french class!)
From our family and co-workers we would like to thank every one of our guests who have supported us, raved to their friends, brought their visiting families and shared their lives with us over the last 35 years of business. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to share our passion and knowledge of the best quality cheeses and foods from around the world with you all!
Come and spend time with us ~ 103 Main St. Longmont, CO.
Parking is 1 bock west off of coffman behind our building
All the Best - Samm, Linda, Clara and all of our wonderful employees