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“Cheesecake-alicious!”

San Juan Island Cheese
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: Welcome to San Juan Island Cheese. We are your local cheese counter and lunch bistro with an ideal location across from the Brickworks Farmer's Market and within walking distance to the ferry. Sit outside in our patio oasis and enjoy a glass of wine, beer, cider or shrub with our ever changing cheese and meat boards. Here for lunch? Try one of our house made quiches, salads, daily soup made with seasonal ingredients or panini for lunch! Room for dessert? We offer cheesecake and chocolate cheese truffles, just to name a few. San Juan Island Cheese showcases artisan cheese, beers, and wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Explore and take home amazing cheeses custom cut and wrapped by knowledgeable and passionate mongers for your enjoyment.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had the best evening at the date night cheesecake and port night. The local port was terrific! The cheesecake was delicious! The atmosphere was serene and conducive to talking to each other in the dimly light candlelight. It was beautiful and special!

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Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2015

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! Unfortunately, we weren't able to have Date Nights last Winter.
But, we are finally at a point when we can make the cheesecake more regularly (and a few other tasty treats!). Hope you can stop by again to compare.

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

My husband and I stumbled upon this lovely cheese and wine cottage in downtown Friday Harbor, for a quick bite while finishing up Christmas shipping for the family. What a fantastic stop. Sherri was more than inviting and cordial, her daughter was sweet, and her husband was so excited about cheeses and making our experience second to none. This family makes you feel like you are apart of theirs, and this shop is perfectly built- with a small retail section, a great cheese selection, and an acceptable list of wines. This is a MUST STOP while visiting Friday Harbor!

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Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2015

Thanks so much for your kind words! We love to share our passion for cheese and wine. Glad your experience was one of a kind and hope you'll come see us again!

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The food here is very well prepared. The menu is small, but we found everything to be so very tasty!! Our BLT was the best we've ever had. Perfect blend of flavors.

The cheese shop side of the house has a nice selection of cheeses (cow, goat and sheep) and the service on both the cafe and the cheese shop side could not be better. They go out of their way to make you happy.

Highly recommended!

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Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2015

Glad you enjoyed your food and thanks for your review! We try to keep our menu fresh by adding choices while keeping old favorites. It is our passion to find quality cheeses from around the world for our cheese case. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

There is a reason this place is number one on trip advisor. The service here is amazing and so is the food. It is a great place to stop for lunch or a quick bite and a glass of wine. It is the best place on the island and I will be back the next time I am on island.

Thank NaomeF
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Hannah D, General Manager at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Aw shucks, thanks for the great review! We too look forward to seeing you next time you visit the island.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Very nice staff and great outdoor space for dining. Presentation and food quality were excellent. San Juan Cheese is must-visit when you're at Friday Harbor.

Thank Ryan M
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Hannah D, General Manager at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

We're so glad you liked the cheese, the sandwich and the salami! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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