The Cheese Shop, Carmel

4.9
A visit to The Cheese Shop allows you to shop for different types of cheese while learning about their origin, production, and qualities. The staff will tell you more about the sorts that interest you, with free samples of any of the products. The shop stocks cheeses from all over the world, catering to a range of budgets and tastes. Choose from an assortment of chocolates and a wide variety of wines to complement your choice of cheese. Put The Cheese Shop into our Carmel road trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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 tw...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Spent some time wine and cheese tasting with the family. The staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. Great variety of both wine and cheese. The place stayed fairly busy while we were there and is kind of tight with space. We were able to enjoy one of the bottles we bought in the plaza right outside the shop. There was plenty of covered seating.
  • We go there almost every time we are in town, big verities of cheese, vine, deli meat and whatever you want to make a nice picnic basket.
  • 45 min of cheese samples was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. All the supplies for a respectable cheese plate are here.
  • Huge selection. Our host walked the three of us through about 15 samples. Wife asked about their truffle cheeses, they brought out 3 to taste and compare. Gave us his fav. Even one he didn't like as much but some may prefer. We weren't very well versed in our cheeses and they did a great job explaining the cheeses and navigsting us through the different varieties.
  • I'm not sure how long our little group was here but it is a fantastic little cheese shop. Our guide, I think his name was Andrew, took us on a fantastic cheese tour. We got to sample cheese from all sorts of different animals and different types. We learned a lot about the different kinds of cheese and found out we've pronouncing gouda incorrectly this whole time. It is interesting to see the huge variation of flavor within a type of cheese. American bleu cheese, you were not our group's favorite.... young ewephoria and a cheddar that starts with 'black' were delicious. This is a must try if you're ever in the area.
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