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The Cheese Shop

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A Must!!

This place is absolutely incredible. The shop owner is so friendly and knowledgable, and you can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marci R
via mobile
An amazing store

Cannot help wanting to taste every cheese on display. Staff is great with the history and stories... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Carmel, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely incredible. The shop owner is so friendly and knowledgable, and you can tell he really loves job. You'll try so many amazing samples and still end up leaving with a bag of treasures because you will want to have it all....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marci R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They seem to have everything in there! No deli permit so they can’t make you a sandwich but they do sell slices of cheese, salamander bread if you wanted to make your own dry sandwich. Taste new stuff based on the day!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PlacervilleCA
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Cannot help wanting to taste every cheese on display. Staff is great with the history and stories about cheese from around the World. A Carmel landmark for over 45 years.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cheesemanjohn
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

This is my third visit to this fantastic shop and each time I continue to have a great experience. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back soon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank quiannaa2018
Reviewed January 20, 2019

I highly recommend popping in for a wine pairing. In the back you have options for flights with cheese pairings. The staff is very knowledgeable and picked out some super delicious wine and cheese for us. Such a fun stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank knsking
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I live near Carmel, and stop by the Carmel Plaza once in a while, generally making a stop at the Cheese Shop. They have a very wide variety of American and international cheeses, will provide samples, and then cut you pieces of whatever size/weight you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 795larryl
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Love this place and not just because of the samples. They have a tremendous selection of local and global cheeses and wines and all the accouterments.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lizznthedream
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

As I live in Carmel one of our favorite thing s to do is going to the Cheese Shop. It’s lots of fun and I’m sure you’ll learn a bit too. Their samples are generous plus I’ll beat there is a wine or two you’ll...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I love going into the Cheese Shop (during the week at non-peak hours). . .they are so helpful and the inventory is vast! There is SO much to choose from-- I just wanted some brie. . . they gave me two samples to try. Then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Experience683001
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Amazing and I cannot think of a cheese that is not available there. When a recipe calls for a particular cheese not in the markets, this is the place to go.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dee P
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