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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  • 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.
  • The staff is extremely helpful and nice! They are knowledgeable and take the time to educate you about the cheeses they offer. Great selection of cheese and wine from around the world, and the best part is that you can taste as much cheese as you like!!
  • Such a fantastic little shop in the Carmel Plaza. As a cheese lover, this is one of my favorite places to go besides Bruno's. The staff there are very knowledgeable, and will answer any question you could ask. They are also very entertaining and charismatic, so even while just sampling the numerous amount of cheeses, you have fun at the same time. I've gone twice in less than a week and will definitely be coming back again to get more!
  • This place is fantastic and always one of the first places we take family coming in from out of town, or just for kicks and giggles on a Saturday. It's very similar to European cheese shops I've been to. They have a stupendous selection of international cheeses (and wine/crackers/sausage/olives if you like, but we only go for the cheese), all delicious! We've stood there for over an hour trying different types of cheese out, as they'll let you taste anything. The only hang up is not spending the whole paycheck there!
  • Without a doubt the greatest cheese shop on the West Coast. Best service ever not to mention the variety of cheese only available here.

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Where to stay in Carmel

Most accommodations in Carmel sit inland, around the historical center. Most of these line the town's two major streets--Ocean Avenue and San Carlos Street--where you can choose from a range of independent inns, whose decor and ambiance captures the artistic reputation that has long been associated with Carmel. You can expect complimentary breakfast at most options in this area, from which you can reach the town's iconic beach on foot.
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