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Address: 38 Market Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-468-2555
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Description: Cheese Secrets is a boutique specialty cheese retailer in downtown...
Cheese Secrets is a boutique specialty cheese retailer in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake. We offer a large selection of mostly Canadian cheeses with several international favourites also available, local charcuterie, Boulart breads, crackers and cheese related products. Now offering a sensory tasting experience in our newly decorated downstairs tasting room. A 20-30 minute session treats your tastebuds to our olive oils from Tuscany, our balsamics from Modena, a demi baguette, a few olives and a hard and soft cheese. Price of $25.00 Per person is offset by a $20.00 Gift certificate for use upstairs in the cheese shop. Truly a bargain at $5 bucks!
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Great boutique cheese shop in Niagara-on-the-Lake

We happened into this great local cheese shop on our way to recharge the parking meter before heading to dinner nearby. Very glad we did. The owner was very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
sparky56
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Austin, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I enjoy cheese and do adore a good cheese shop .... this wasn't one of them. They have a decent small selection but found the personnel to be less than engaging with the customer. The feeling we both got was that they would just rather us hurry up ... buy something ... leave money ... then leave the store. Do... More 

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Colleen J, Owner at Cheese Secrets, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you had a bad experience. We have over 60 cheeses on hand and specialize in cheese from Canada; that has been our focus since we opened in April, 2009. We never want a customer to feel unwelcome in our shop, would you mind sharing which day you visited? We are just gearing up for the... More 

Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We happened into this great local cheese shop on our way to recharge the parking meter before heading to dinner nearby. Very glad we did. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable about the regional cheeses he sells. We talked about what we typically liked, and he then offered several samples and information on each to help us put together... More 

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a great spot! We had sometime before our dinner plans and visited the wine store close by, on our way back to our vehicle we spotted the Cheese shop! Thought hmmm lets look, so glad we did. The service was excellent and informative. The server was well educated on her cheese and pairings, she served us sample size tasting... More 

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Goose Bay, NL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Okay, it seems a little odd to review a cheese shop, but the service warrants a review! We wandered in minutes after buying local Niagara wine, and a couple of hours before dinner reservations. The time frame was perfect for a cheese shop visit! The beauty of it is that we were able to sample as many of the local... More 

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Colleen J, Owner at Cheese Secrets, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for the great review! The cheese you loved is called Five Brothers, not Four Brothers, and you are right, it's worth the splurge. Thanks to Gunns' Hill Artisan Cheese for this delicious bite of heaven. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We decided to bring along a picnic one day during our long weekend, and this was the perfect place for the cheese course! Amazing local Canadian cheeses, and the prices are not as high as I'd expected. Of course, it's not Kraft, it's aged cheddar, etc. so don't expect to get away with paying pre-packaged prices, but they have a... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Don't let this small shop fool you - it is big on cheeses! Hubby loved the award wining Canadian cheeses. I loved the variety and deliciousness (a word?) of the goat cheeses. We were able to taste if we weren't if we'd enjoy a cheese. The folks who work there are very nice and extremely knowledgeable about cheese. Since it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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199 reviews 199 reviews
21 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I come to NOTL every summer, and our first stop is cheese secrets. We buy a baguette, and some cheese, and they usually make sandwiches for us. This year when we asked, they did not want to make us anything, and we almost had to beg....felt the service was not as friendly as it usually was. They... More 

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Colleen J, Owner at Cheese Secrets, responded to this review

Hey Cheese Lover. A couple of years back, our source for multigrain ciabata buns dried up and we could only buy white ones. Most folks wanting sandwiches preferred the multigrain bun, we were disposing of lots of wilted tomatoes and brown lettuce, so the decision to stop making sandwiches was made in the summer of 2012. We do have demi-baguettes... More 

New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great service, locally and Canadian-sourced cheeses, qualified and knowledgeable staff. How wonderful to buy some great cheese and bread (they had fresh-baked some within the hour) and then picnic. While they have cheeses from around the world, the Canadian ones are not usually found elsewhere and are wonderful.

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Mississauga, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had the cheese from here during our dinner at Peller Estates Winery Restaurant, so the next day we sought out the store, and bought a TON of cheese. The staff was very helpful, and the cheese selection is very good. If you're planning a picnic or a get together, this is the first place you should go!

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Montreal
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great selection and the service was excellent. We tasted a couple of cheeses before choosing. Price was really good also, coming from Quebec we have alot of good cheeses but its a very expensive luxury. We also picked up some smoked salmon. Kept going on our bikes untikk we got to the shoreline after the golf and had our cheese... More 

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