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The Cheese Shop

Ocean and Junipero, Carmel Plaza, Carmel, CA 93921
800-828-9463
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Ranked #1 of 59 Shopping in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We targeted Carmel coming , a rather long way, from San Francisco, during vacation time. As we enjoyed the charm of that old far west place , I remembered to have read about this interesting business idea so we inquired about its whereabouts . It's been not easy to find it ! Some of the locals did not know about... More

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Hope Mills, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I came to town to visit a friend and she took me to Carmel by the Sea. She knows I love cheese and her mom suggested taking me to The Cheese Shop. The employees were so friendly (as well as easy on the eyes!) and knowledgable about the cheeses. We chose three cheeses to have for lunch with a half... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was on a trip with my cousin. We were passing through Carmel on our way south and found this place. We are both cheese lovers so we had to stop. They have massive amounts of cheese and they let you try so much. Everyone who worked there was so friendly and nice. Everyone knew so much about cheese. We... More

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fun, quaint shop full of cheese! The staff was so friendly; our salesman - it was his 1st day on the job, so polite and being trained on the job well. Love the cheese samples. The goudas were yummy!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Some go to the Carmel mission for a religious experience, I prefer The Cheese Shop. Once you taste their aged gouda, you will understand. Knowledgable, helpful staff and passionate owner make this little shop a joy to visit. Go, sample, and get some cheese (and wine and accoutrements) and have a picnic at one of the local beaches.

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Galveston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have NOTHING like this. Incredible selection, knowledgeable and patient personnel, and so much fun. Mouthwatering cheeses - we had two partial bottles of very good Santa Lucia Highlands wines from previous dinners that we needed to finish before we left Carmel - we did and flew back to Houston with the leftover cheeses, salamis and crackers and wish we... More

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I didn't become a cheese "snob" till I was introduced to the best. The owner here is fabulous and he has trained his staff well. You can sample cheeses from all over the world here before you buy. There is always something new to try. You can try different animal's milk cheese, such as cow, goat, sheep & buffalo. After... More

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Loved the knowledgeable staff and the many choices of cheese, wine and and and! Samples galore! Make up a picnic lunch or dinner here and return and again and again!

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denver
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

if you love cheese you need to stop here. the shop has an amazing, HUGE selection with very knowledgeable staff. the staff starts offering you samples right when you walk in and then hone in on your preferences to introduce you to new cheeses. I delightful experience. they also sell beer/wine/champagne. we purchased several cheeses, crackers, and champagne and then... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

It's funny that this small little cheese shop can become an "event" while visiting Carmel, but you really should visit this place. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and they are generous with the cheese samples. They have all sorts of interesting cheeses made from cow's, goat's and sheep's milk, and ranging from firm and crumbly to creamy and soft. As... More

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