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Address: 38 Market Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-468-2555
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Cheese Secrets is a boutique specialty cheese retailer in downtown Niagara...

Cheese Secrets is a boutique specialty cheese retailer in downtown Niagara on the Lake. We offer a large selection of mostly Canadian cheeses with several international favourites also available, local charcuterie, Boulart breads, crackers and cheese related products. Spices, olives, pickles, Kozlik's mustard, jams and jellies ready for your picnic. Platters are available, we can prepare them on your best china if you bring that with you. Fresh fruit and other additions are available with advance notice. And now we have Cheese and Crackers to Go-Go, 100 grams of cheese of your choice (Caramelized Onion, Applewood Smoked Cheddar, or Cow's Two Year Old Raw Milk Cheddar) with Raincoast Crisps, Rice Crackers, dried apricots and cranberries, for $9.95! A great grab and go snack.

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Great selection, great service

We decided not to go out for dinner, it was a great night for a picnic by the lake, so just after 5pm we walked in and asked for a take-out cheese plate, which comes with fruits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
KKGriz
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Rochester, New York
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Ohio
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint little shop, with personable service, and great cheese! Selection was smaller than I expected, based on the menu on the website, but still had a great selection. Some jams, crackers, and meats to choose as well. Watch the hours - shop closes at 5 pm. If you're a cheese lover, a good stop to make.

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1 Thank ontheroadagain258
Colleen J, Owner at Cheese Secrets, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. Just an FYI, our shop hours are M TU W 10-5, TH 10-6, F 10-7, SA 10-6 and SU 11-5. Our local cheeses and delicacies are delivered fresh each week and our stock differs on a regular basis. Artisinal cheeses vary with the seasons, depending on milk supply. Come back soon to see what... More 

Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided not to go out for dinner, it was a great night for a picnic by the lake, so just after 5pm we walked in and asked for a take-out cheese plate, which comes with fruits and nuts, and we asked for some sliced meats. They had everything ready in less than 15 minutes. Plus we bought some crackers... More 

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Thank KKGriz
Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We are cheese lovers and this small shop has a nice selection of some tasty cheeses. The gentleman/proprietor was so lovely and cheery...(just happy to be there) and so very helpful giving us tastes of this one and that one. Definitely worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Great variety of local cheese! We were able to try samples of the different types of cheese and some of the jelly they had which was great! They also have local dried meats which was nice. Great place to try different cheese!

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Thank travelbug60000
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

There's so many varieties of great cheeses here. We bought a platter to take to a wine tasting and also many cheeses to fill us up during the time we spent here. Very friendly staff and very knowledgeable. Wish we had this type of store here. Must see!

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Thank teresa5993
Kitchener, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We happened past this place as we were wandering in Niagara on the Lake. It is back off the main street and we just happened to park in front of it so we decided to wander in. The selection was wonderful and they were happy to give samples of all their products ... which certainly helped increase what I bought... More 

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Thank Ted519
Wellington, Kansas
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The two ladies working while we were there were very helpful. They provided us with plenty of samples to try. They were also helpful in helping us non-metric users figure out how much cheese we wanted to purchase. I'm not much of a cheese lover, but my husband and his brother are, and they had a good time sampling the... More 

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Thank jvluna
lima
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665 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We usually stop at Cheese Secrets when we are in NOTL. We sometimes buy cheese and other times we don't but we are always treated to samples and nice service. This time we tried 3 cheeses and settled on a very nice maple cheddar cheese and a baguette. When paired together later that day they were perfect. Cheese Secrets is... More 

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Thank sket101
Loose Creek Missouri
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Stopped in on September 16 just as they opened. The lady behind the cheese counter is wonderful. She helped us put together a delicious picnic cheese and meat assortment.The fresh baked bread.......yummy. Pair the picnic with some wine you pick up while cycling the area!!!! Wonderful way to enjoy the day in NOTL.

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Thank RacieKate
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This little hidden shop (behind the main shops on Main St) holds wonderful some Canadian cheeses and work staff. They really know their cheese and what the customers are looking for. My husband always comes in for their cheese curds, which being so popular and sometimes sold out. We come back every year. Just wonderful place and people.

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Thank Trisha W

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