We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Cheese Iron

200 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074
207 883 4057
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Scarborough
Type: Specialty Shops
5 visitor photos
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    2
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great selection of cheeses together with an owner who is full of information and a willingness to share her knowledge of cheeses. Enjoyed several tastings before settling down with a Cubano sandwich for lunch. Selected a local blue, a Manchego, and a New England triple creme to take back for happy hour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped here on a ride from cape Elizabeth to south portland....lucky us...the place was everything people said and more. Sandwich outstanding...pie...oh yes the blue berry pie...wow...

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
24 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped in here after seeing the other reviews on TA. What a beautiful shop. Staff very friendly and helpful. Sandwiches are so delicious on fresh baked rosemary foccacia. They have a few tables inside and out if you want to stay and eat or you can take out. Nice wines, cheeses, salads and great baked goods. Of course they have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

One of the best small groceries/delis/wine shops we have ever known!!! Want a spectacular sandwich for lunch? Come here! Want some fabulous cheese or meat for appetizers? Come here! Need some interesting and good wine? Come here!! We LOVE the Cheese Iron -- and so will you!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cincinnati
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Avon, Connecticut, United States
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
18 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scarborough, Maine
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belchertown, MA
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Cheese Iron also viewed

 

Been to The Cheese Iron? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage The Cheese Iron?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing