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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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San Jose
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A cheese mountain with sophistication In a plaza in the sunshine investigating the joys of chocolate box Carmel and Sue tells me there is a cheese shop, well of I head, just for a look you understand!! Well 5 samples later and the knowledge of a master and we leave with “lunch” a selection of spot on local cheeses (could... More

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a fantastic little shop if you love cheese and wine! The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

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Hong Kong, China
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170 reviews 170 reviews
56 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We walked into this shop just to browse. Before we knew what was happening we were tasting and comparing cheeses. While the clerk wrapped up our purchase, I asked him some questions and he shared some good information with me about cheese. I was impressed with how helpful they were.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I just copied what my hotel receptionist thinks about this place. It is indeed really dangerous, especially if you don't want to spend so much money on cheese. We had the wine tasting option for $9.95. We got one glass of wine and cheese to pair it with. It was awesome. Kyle, the guy who helped us, was really informative... More

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Los Angeles
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just a great experience from start to finish. First of all the selection is simply ridiculous. Second of all the knowledge and friendliness will impress you. What a winning combination. Sample anything they offer you because it will be fantastic. Then they can help you put together a sampler of cheeses that are out of this world. Stop in, you... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Love cheese but difficult to find anything interesting in our area. This place was like an Aladdin's cave for us. Staff very informed about the cheese and samples to try. Vast selection of wine also. Try the wine and cheese tasting - good fun. I only wish this store was nearer home.

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