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“Difficult to find, but worth the effort!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cheese Me - CLOSED

Cheese Me
68 Rue de la Liberte | Gueliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-58227
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Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: French, Tapas, Vegetarian, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Manchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Difficult to find, but worth the effort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This review is long overdue - my friend and I had a lovely dinner here in November 2012. It was difficult to find - I spent a lot of time saying to taxi drivers, "it's a restaurant called "cheese me". En Francais - "fromage moi"!

But it was worth it. The main thing is the owner. Marrakech can seem a little bit hectic and inhospitable at times, and this was somewhere calm and really welcoming. But authentic too, with lots of locals who obviously knew him. Lovely Morrocan wine, and great cheese and meat combinations. Only disappointment was we couldn't have a fondue as you have to pre-order, but fair enough. A nice alternative to tagines.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The name says it all.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's just really good cheese and wine - and steak if you want. I've been there twice now - once last September with a friend visiting from the States who wanted a bit of a break from the medina tours and couscous. We went there in the evening after a couple of other expats recommended it in the afternoon and wound up sharing wine and cheese with a large table of people from Morocco, Canada, France, Australia, and the US. It was a fantastic night. This really does seem to be the type of place where you can find great people to chat with if you're looking for a bit of a break from the "traditional" Marrakech but not quite ready to hit the clubs.

The second visit was just last Friday. After a day trip to Essaouira with other friends visiting from the States, we headed to Cheese Me for a late evening cheese platter. The four of us shared a couple of bottles of wine and the round-the-world cheese platter usually intended just for 2 (now I forget the name of it). The cheese was great, with grapes and other bits of fruit. We sat outside and had a great, relaxed evening. The owner came outside later and chatted with us for a while; he's a genuinely nice, interesting guy. He recommended that we open our own Cheese Me back home...My girlfriend spent a good bit of time in the following days plotting out what her Cheese Me would look like...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridgeshire
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49 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Excellent food and service. Great quality meal, we had half a baked Camembert between us with bread and before that we were brought bread with garlic cheese. Delicious. We had a bottle of red, Moroccan wine (excellent), then for our main we each had tartines. We shared a chocolate fondant for dessert (made to order). It cost us €50 all together and we were stuffed full. Give it a try. Highly recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chorley
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11 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cheese lovers heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Great place if you love cheese as every dish had cheese (except some deserts). Various cheeses, cooked with various meats in different ways. Shame we don't drink wine. Very good service & a friendly nice owner who gave us some local tips

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“An oasis in the desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We learned about "Cheese Me" at our terrific Moroccan cooking class at Faim d'epices and were absolutely blown away by the quality and variety of French cheese dishes and world wines that were available. After over a week of Morrocan spices and the local table wine served in many of the restaurants and riads, our senses were completely satisfied with the look and feel of this chic restaurant, the warm welcome of the owner and server, the beautiful presentation of the cheese appetizers we chose and the beautiful taste sensation of the wine pairings we enjoyed. Fabulous!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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