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833 42nd Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA
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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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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
Cheese, wine, and prosciutto

This small shop in the Roosevelt Shopping Center offers a wide variety of cheeses from small dairies and prosciutto from La Quercia, Des Moines's local producer. It has a great selection of wines. Cheese meat trays, sandwiches, and soup is available for lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This small shop in the Roosevelt Shopping Center offers a wide variety of cheeses from small dairies and prosciutto from La Quercia, Des Moines's local producer. It has a great selection of wines. Cheese meat trays, sandwiches, and soup is available for lunch.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The food at the cheese shop is exceptionally prepared and presented. We stopped in on St Patrick's day and were treated to a skillet of ultra tender, flavorful corned beef and roasted new potatoes. For dessert we had a toto beer float with house made ice cream and locally crafted root beer. Definitely worth a visit!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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152 reviews 152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've gotten cheese to go and it is always amazing—a real treat, with the price to match it. I also enjoyed a wine and cheese plate with a friend that was a delightful experience in addition to being delicious. Lots of other goodies there besides wine and cheese—jellies, jams, crackers, and other add ons. A fun place.

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Des Moines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this place is amazing. they have a cheese tasting bar with cheese from all over the world. every kind of grilled cheese you can amagine! and the fondue was wonderful. they have a large variety of cured meats and wine pairing.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love this place. Great people, creative food, awesome selection of wine and beer. It's a cheese shop, so I get a better cheese selection than any place I've ever been, including Paris. Start with excellent cheese that's personally selected, delightful cured meat, and local produce and it's hard to screw up. And they don't. The weekend menu is my... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had been wanting to go to this restaurant for months after reading a friend's review on Facebook. I went with my parents, and was certainly not disappointed. Upon entering, customers see the cheese counter and shelves of cheese-related items to purchase. Above the counter are several chalkboards listing the daily specials for both food and drink. We were greeted... More 

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Niagara Falls
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stopped for the 1st time after seeing them on IPR. We expected pricey but were pleasantly surprised. Got a lot of excellent food for the price. Good beer and wine selection and many local products. Loved the unpretentious but knowledgeable staff. Ready to go back!

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Des Moines, IA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Just hang there with a cheese plate, meat plate, olives, great bread and some wine. Watching the snow outside and enjoying the warmth of wine, good food, good friends and amazing and fun staff. It just doesn't get much better than that.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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