I’ve never had a sandwich as good as they make at Fresh Cheese over in Boston’s North End. I always just say, “Gimme a good mix with every’ting!” in my phony “I’ve been working in the Big Dig” tough guy voice. And they do: hots, a few types of salami and ham, and big thick slices of a couple of their cheeses. It seems like it is always slightly different, but always perfect. You don’t even have to flatter them too much before they start loading you up with free samples. I wouldn’t be surprised that they’ve been doing this all their lives.
They are closest to the Haymarket T stop, and a couple blocks west of the much busier and touristy Hanover Street. In addition to the sandwiches, they’ve got a good deli case of Italian cheeses, hanging salami, cured meats, and olive oils.