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The Cheese Shop

833 42nd Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #3 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: American
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Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Happened to be in Des Moines on business and close to this place. Parking can be a little tricky, but believe me the food is well worth it. We had gourmet grilled cheese that was truly out of this world and the tomato soup had a blend of flavors that was a treat to the taste buds. The staff was... More

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Newport Beach, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A new discovery in Des Moines, and really a find for us. Everything was delicious. Loved the cheese and charcuterie appetizers portions to start. Great bacon macaroni. Fresh lemon salad was tasty and unusual…in a good way! Very friendly service. Also lots of interesting items for sale to go…house made pimento cheese spread was great. Loved the little bottles of... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Best Mac & Cheese I've ever had and I am 63 years old! DD had Pig & Fig Sandwich, also awesome! They should pair them. Limited room for diners. Only has bar stool height seating. That's why it only gets 4 stars!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Loved it. Great food, helpful staff. Next time we will have a cheese platter, but their charcuterie is well worth it. We had their blood chocolate ice cream, which was excellent. Staff were wonderful helping us navigate the different foods and drinks.

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davenport, iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Just visited for the first time. Staff is obviously "into" quality cheeses, wine and craft beer. We were introduced to their charcuterie as well as other artisan cheeses e.g. gouda and a tasty prosciutto.Their wine selection has a lot of variety and features both "smaller" French vinyards as well as small but quality California wineries. We'll make it a regular... More

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Ames, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The cheese and house made charcuterie are always interesting and delicious. I always like to try the beer and cider they've selected, too. My only complaint is the serving details: it would be nice to have small plates, a little more silverware and so forth. Today we shared a cheese and charcuterie plate and had only the plates the food... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have visited about 6 times and have had a great experience each time. Both the cheese and charcuterie are top shelf. Staff has always been efficient and knowledgeable. Their selection of wines (including ports) and beer are excellent and pair with the food very well. I have been in with my wife and by myself for a quick treat.... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Wide variety of unusual cheeses; sourced as much as possible from USA and Iowa especially. I wanted a specific variety but they didn't have it; the cheesemonger suggested an American variety that was very similar. Lovely lunch, small seating area.

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Fremont, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A wonderful little cheese shop. I ended up tasting several delicious cheeses. The staff was very nice and knew their cheeses. If I lived in Des Moines, this would be a regular stop for me.

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The Colony, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Thank goodness I do not live in Iowa nor near this shop. The lady behind the counter out of the blue asked if we were interested in trying cheeses. She pulled out at least 6 or 7 cheeses for us to taste. I ended up getting cheese for dinner that evening.

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