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Address: Ocean and Junipero, Carmel Plaza, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 800-828-9463
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Cheese, Cheese, Oh Glorious Cheese

First off...I love cheese. We stumbled upon this gem while wondering around the shopping areas of Carmel. From the first step inside the door, we were greeted with samples of free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Folsom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First off...I love cheese. We stumbled upon this gem while wondering around the shopping areas of Carmel. From the first step inside the door, we were greeted with samples of free cheese. Every time we turned around, one of the tremendously nice and informative employees was offering us another sample. What I thought would be an in and out experience... More 

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PGH Metro
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27 reviews 27 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I really can't sum up our experience in a title for this review...I love cheese and I love wine and I love the cheese shop! Found this gem back in April 2013 on a day trip to Carmel and had craved a return since. Thankfully, that return visit was in December 2014 with my husband and in-laws. This was the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I visited The Cheese Shop twice in September. We had excellent service from Dan and Matt but very unfriendly service from Rachel, who seemed to want to be elsewhere (it is a shame someone with such a bad attitude works at the shop). The samples were varied and very generous and the picnic lunches we assembled were... More 

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Anderson, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were amazed at the cheese options. We were able to sample many many different cheeses and selected some to take to our Daughter and for ourselves. I love this place.

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Folsom, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is not a shop, it is an experience. Plan to spend some time (and money) here. The person who helped us asked what sort of cheeses we like. Then we sampled about 5 or so. It was fun, something I consider a rare experience. We also tasted salami. He packed it nicely for a picnic. They have wine, soda,... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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