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833 42nd Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
You feel the love when you walk through the door

The Cheese Shop is unique for Des Moines. The shop is small but packed with goodness and treats of all kinds and the meals are well worth the time needed to plow through a huge sandwich. We always have a box to take home. I like the eagerness to discuss the various cheeses and the quick offer for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Kathie S
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Urbandale, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Cheese Shop is unique for Des Moines. The shop is small but packed with goodness and treats of all kinds and the meals are well worth the time needed to plow through a huge sandwich. We always have a box to take home. I like the eagerness to discuss the various cheeses and the quick offer for a 'taste'... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I visited a few times and every time it is amazing. The knowledge and friendliness of the staff is perfect. The cheese and meat selections combined with the variety of beer and wine is perfection. Anyone living or visiting Des Moines would be amiss if they didn't take the time to enjoy an hour or two at... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I would have rated them excellent instead of very good, except on the three visits I made, they had no Raclette. With time in Dueutschland, I've grown used to raclette. Both as to the meal and to the cheese. Perhaps they now carry Raclette, I don't know, but there other selections merit them a solid 'Very good'.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to the cheese shop last weekend after being told we would love it. We did. I could write pages about all of the things that are great about it but will try to be brief. The meats and cheeses are second to none, the selection and quality is incredible. Even better was the staffs knowledge and helpfulness when deciding... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A quaint shop that offers a huge selection of cheese and wine. I was able to taste test any cheese that I wanted and the worker was very helpful in giving me a cheese taste tour and ended up introducing me to a new cheese that I'm in love with! I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich to go, and to... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A small shop in a little strip mall with a great idea! Lots of local products, especially cheese on the menu. We loved it...delicious!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We've been going to the Cheese Shop over 2 years now and we LOOVE IT. Not only do they have a miraculous assortment of delicious cheeses, but you can also find great beers, ale's , ciders and wines. I have purchased some delicious African Honey Meade on multiple occasions. Regardless of what kind of cheese you like, the courteous and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped by for a quick dinner before seeing a play at the playhouse next door. My husband and I each had a sandwich and they were both delicious. Both were full of fresh ingredients and lots of flavor. The place was packed when we came, but we were able to grab a spot at the door. The staff was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 833 42nd Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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