The Cheese Shop, Carmel

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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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  • I could've stayed longer if I had the time. There were a lot of cheese to taste, flavours to try and discover. The staff were amazing and knowledgeable. Too bad, I didn't get to try the wines. Perhaps...  more »
  • My husband LOVES cheese. It's a relationship that will never end. So as a treat, I took him in here after dragging him around the plaza shopping and checking out the sunset at the beach a block ish aw...  more »
  • I love this place one of the highlights of our trip.. when you get inside you can smell the wonderful thick Aroma of cheeses. The staff was very knowledgeable. Whatever I wanted to try they let me hav...  more »
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  • A must visit during a trip to Carmel! My husband and I were impressed with the cheese shop. Great selection of imported cheese from all around the world that is hard to find on the west coast. Aaron was very helpful in explaining the different cheeses, where they were from, and a backstory about the creators of the cheese. Best sampling experience we have had as we tried many cheeses and even brought home quite a few. Amazing wine bar concept with wine and cheese pairing that was unique compared to any tasting we have had at a winery/wine bar.
  • My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to meet Kent (the big cheese) while perusing through the store, tasting delectable cheeses. Kent was not only charismatic, well versed in the knowledge of cheese, but he was also very patient and an entertaining host! We were able to take our time, sampling as many cheeses in the store as we could muenster. I was shocked that the prices were also so affordable! I bought enough cheese for well over many a delcious (albeit, experiemental) meals, plus some for wine pairing, that I only spent $40. The atmosphere, the staff, and the taste of fantastic, diverse cheese has made this venue my favorite hot spot in Carmel.
  • This place is fantastic! We were helped by a gentleman named Cesar. His service was so good he restored our hope in humanity. He was super polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. My boyfriend said that Cesar is the best friend he never had. I was very surprised at the variety and quality of cheeses. We spent 48 hours in Carmel, did a bunch of really fun things, went here on a whim, and it was the highlight of our trip.
  • Excellent in many ways, I have always liked this shop. Even when I am only looking for a snack, The Cheese Shop is better than the local markets. They have more yummy things per square foot than any other shop!
  • This is just an amazing place !!! Be ready to be awestruck by the quality and variety of cheeses. The staff are super friendly and informative.
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