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The Cheese Iron

200 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074
207 883 4057
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Scarborough
Type: Specialty Shops
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The cheese Iron is a great lil place if you like good cheese and meat with a little wine. Staff was awesome on recommending cheeses for our group and also let us taste the cheeses recommended. Store was set up perfect for this type of business. I wish them the best. More places need this type of specialty stores.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Another summer visit and this shop never disappoints! I absolutely love the wine & food selection and find the service to be first class. I was grilling a heavier, kid-friendly meal but wanted wine & cheese for my husband and I to enjoy and the gentleman that works there could not have been more knowledgeable and helpful. He suggested a... More

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
18 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When in the Portland area we always try to stop by The Cheese Iron to pick up some food for the room -- you know, those bits to nibble on before heading out for dinner. The staff always works to make certain we exactly the right meat or cheese: "Taste this. Do you like it creamier? How about trying this,... More

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Scarborough, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Today I walked into The Cheese Iron, as I have many times and said to Vince - I have to use up kale, spinach, and beets and I'm going to mix them together. Will that taste good? He looked at me and said - yup and it needs pancetta. As always, he is 100% right. I do this all the... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I stopped here a year ago. Now everytime I am in the Portland area, I must stop. Amazing cheese selection, but I go for the sandwiches. Try the cuban.

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Belchertown, MA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Hubs and I stopped on a rainy day. We got some cheeses and a small pepperoni and some italian salami. Also, for our picnic, we got some sodas. Very nice people working behind the counters.

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Mentor, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I wouldn't say this is an attraction but a restaurant. Fancy little shop with restroom. Cheese, wine, meats, and specialty items for sale. I had the turkey panini and my wife got a special panini with spicy salami on it. Both sandwiches were good. We also tried the sea salted chocolate chip cookies and the white chocolate biscoti. We tried... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're in Scarborough, make the time to stop here. They have outstanding goodies. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. I got some amazing local cheese as well as some stupendous imports. yumm! We got some wonderful things for a picnic for the drive up Rt 1. I will go back whenever I'm in town. This is a must stop... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This place is so good I went there twice in one day. A perfect Saturday in July - I stopped by once in the morning on the way to Old Orchard Beach...looking for sandwiches to pack in a picnic lunch (to have later on the beach). There were at least 6 or 7 premade sandwiches and it took me a... More

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My husband and I stopped here to pick up some snacks. We were expecting good cheese, but we were blown away by the other offerings! The fresh goat cheese they had was out of this world! They said it always goes fast, and I can definitely see why. We sampled about 6 cheeses and ended up buying three of them.... More

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