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1715 W Kirby Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-5507
+1 217-615-8531
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I go to this place at least once a month because they have a fantastic variety of cheeses and meats. They have truly unique cheeses from all over the world, and their meats range from local to international and luxurious. Everyone who works there is incredibly helpful and friendly. They have a lot of knick-knacks, including specialty sodas, around the... More 

1 Thank Kelsey S
Champaign, Illinois
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

The cheese is great. Have also had a piece of artisan candy that was pretty good. Nice place to walk to and close by to Panera Bread Company.

Thank jwhoyt1
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

My husband and I were glad we tried the 'Yelp Special" , the deli Italian. It was amazing, very fresh and the sauce very flavorful- not just oil and vinegar. We will be going back to try all,the sanwiches while picking up our specialty cheeses. Thanks Bart for your help!

Thank Cathy K
Champaign, Illinois
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145 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have never eaten a meal here, but visit often to find specific cured meats and cheeses I can't find anywhere else in the area, especially when I want to try a new recipe. The owner(s) are very knowledgeable about the products.

Thank TamuSabby
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233 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed looking around this teeny little shop, but we loved the sandwich. We had Mindy's Italian and it was so good. They were out of the listed Salami and substituted an even better choice. The bread was good, the chips were good and it was all so rich in flavor and texture. The spinach crab dip... More 

Thank mym2bw
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

Three kinds on Gruyere. They allowed us to taste all of them. Olives. To taste and spectacular seafood choices by order every Thursday.

Thank patf794
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015

I like the cheese and crackers. They were great. I would recommend to friends and family. Will be visiting again soon when I get back fron Canada

Thank Darren454647
Champaign, Illinois
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Can only speak to the cheese and fish, selection of both is outstanding. Method of communicating when and what fish will be in stock is exceptional. Get on their email listing and you will get twice weekly, detailed and useful updates of what's coming in. Ordering is easy. Follow up is excellent. This is THE place to get fish in... More 

Thank SoundsKeltik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Great selection of meat and cheese! The staff was more than helpful with providing information and taste testing. Highly recommend :)

2 Thank Akeith13
Bart B, Owner at Cheese & Crackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for wonderful review. We appreciate it very much. I work hard to insure that everyone in the store is knowledgeable and passionate about our products, I really appreciate you letting us know that you had a great experience at the store. Thank you. More 

Champaign, Il
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

I was looking for more. They had a lot of "Food Network" name brands.

1 Thank LynnieChampaign_Il
Bart B, Owner at Cheese & Crackers, responded to this review

My apologies for not meeting you expectations. I am confused by your remarks, while it is true that one of the bottled pasta sauces we stock are made by Mario Batali, of all the sauces on the market Mario Batali's line is one of the finest (which is why we stock it). I have personally selected and eaten every single... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 W Kirby Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-5507
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-615-8531
Premiere deli in Champaign, IL - The best sandwiches in town from 10am to 8pm. Sandwiches: We slice our deli meat to order for each single sandwich. We never precut anything and leave it sitting around all day. Our signature sandwiches are legendary in Champaign-Urbana. We don't have the fastest sandwiches but we do have the best. We use Boar's Head brand deli meats, Local Cheese from Prairie Fruits Farm in Urbana and Ray Robb in Normal IL, Bread from Rick's Bakery in Urbana. We source the finest local products and make sandwiches you'll never forget.Cured Meats: We carry Prosciutto (multiple Italian and Spanish hams including prosciutto's from Parma and San Danielle, Serrano and Iberico d'Bellota from Spain as well as La Quercia from the US and Westphalian Prosciutto from Germany). We also carry additional prosciuttos from farmstead and artisanal producers throughout the year.Cheese: We have the largest selection of cheese south of I80 - from French, Spanish and Italian delicacies to local farm make cheeses we carry it all and can special order almost anything.Chocolate: The finest chocolates in the world. For no amount of money, anywhere in the world can you purchase better chocolates. Our chocoliters are cutting edge artists. Our house made chocolate is exquisite and our case carries anywhere from 4-8 of the finest chocolate producers in the world. Must be seen!Free Cheese Tastings: Saturday from 10:30 to 7:30 is the best time to stop by as we fill our counters with cheese, meat and chocolate samples. Every single day of the week from 10:30 to 7:30 we have cheese samples.

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