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Cheese Secrets

38 Market Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-2555
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Cheese Secrets is a boutique specialty cheese retailer in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake. We offer a large selection of mostly Canadian cheeses with... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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46 reviews 46 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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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were a group of four and were looking to buy cheese to have with the wines we had bought during our wine tour. Serving a group of four can never be easy, but the staff were very patient with us as we asked to sample many of their various cheeses. They made some great recommendations. If you like this... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We brought a wonderful cheese platter for a wonderful evening snack with a fab bottle of wine. We got to try a number of cheeses before we choice 4 for our platter.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Selected several types of cheeses to make up our own cheese tray to enjoy with our wine. Nothing beats fresh cheeses.

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

While on a getaway weekend to Niagara-on-the-Lake with some girl friends we stumbled upon Cheese Secrets. This completed our weekend since we love nothing more than a good glass of wine and cheese to go with it. The staff at Cheese Secrets were superb, providing us with multiply choices that could be paired with our wine. If desired they also... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My wife and I visit Niagara On The Lake several times each year. We always make time to stop in at Cheese Secrets....a quaint aromatic, delectable, boutique cheese store. If you're a turophile like us and want to expand your purview of cheese, this is the place for you. Along with an excellent tasty selection of cheeses, they offer deli... More

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