Rue Poncelet, Cosse Butcher, producing excellent homemade terrines
Strolling down Rue Poncelet, I quickly steered towards the shops near Thomas Cosse, an artisanal butcher/delicatessen. I walked into the shop, and Thomas immediately greeted me with open arms. I offered to meet with him the following week at Café Ponce near the shop. Thomas came with his father Valéry Cosse, since the profession has been passed down at the Cosse Butcher from father to son. Valéry Cosse handles purchasing in Rungis and his son manages the store. Under the experienced and kind gaze of his father, Thomas discussed his passion and mentioned with great humility his 2012 prize for Best Apprentice in France. With pride, he also talked about the professionalism of his staff and the quality of his products.
After tasting a large variety of homemade terrines crafted by Victor, an artisanal butcher and meat specialist, it is impossible to recommend just one of them. It was a genuine explosion of flavor with a subtle balance of seasoning and herbs and impeccable meat quality.
You can also find in the shop a wonderful range of sausage and salami (made by Laborie), and exceptional ham cured in Paris “the Prince of Paris“, and on weekends there are take-out dishes from our regions.