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The Cheese Shop, Carmel

(4.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Carmel attractions like The Cheese Shop can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice people, wonderful assortment of cheeses and wines. Lots of samples and guidance. Very positive experience! We will definitely be back here.  more »
  • As soon as you walk in your nose his hit with the delightful aroma of cheese. Don't go here hungry, you may order all the cheese. They let you taste everything. So good. We bought 5 cheeses and wanted...  more »
  • Always our first stop when traveling through Carmel. Great place to taste cheese. If your not sure what to get tell them the kind of cheese you like and they will pull out some great selections to try...  more »
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  • This place is awesome. It was our first time here and we immediately got a sampling of an endless number of unique cheeses! The friendly guy helping us just kept recommending more cheese until we eventually told him we were cheesed out, but that was after probably 10 different kinds. There was a honey cheese, a whiskey cheese, some berry cheeses. Even after all that, he didn't pressure us at all to buy, but of course we bought some of our favorites. Definitely coming back.
  • If you love Cheese then you need to go to The Cheese Shop. The staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and inviting. I have been there for hours before just tasting the different cheeses that they have and I always leave with a great variety to bring home. If you have had a long day and some want to think about choosing something, go to the back of the store and roll the dice at The Owner's Choice. The owner will then pick a wine and cheese pairing for you of his choosing & it is always good as he knows his wine and especially his cheeses.
  • Very nice shop. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Stop by and try some samples and perhaps find something you like.
  • Hands down my favorite place to go for cheese! Also, a MUST for Carmel! I come here every time I am in the area. They have so many varieties of cheese from everywhere! Local to international. They have at least 10 types of Gouda alone! (Gouda is my fave.) And I'm willing to bet they have cheese you've never heard of or seen before. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and educated to help you find exactly what you're looking for. All you need to do is tell them what cheese you're looking for or what kinds/flavors/descriptions of cheese you want and they'll find it! A couple of my faves are: Double Cream Gouda, Honey Bee, Abbaye de Belloc, Old Quebec Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Truffle Noir, Cave Aged Guyere, Herb Gouda, Pescorino Toscano......I can keep going, but I'll stop there... Summary: If you love cheese...you HAVE to go here!!!
  • The staff are so helpful. I don't know anything about cheese but they were quick to explain all the details and suggest pairings. You also get a ton of samples here.