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Our Principles

Your experience here is paramount. We come to you steeped in knowledge and affection for the food we sell. We offer you both our expertise and an abiding investment in the quality of your time. We want you to walk out our door feeling nourished in heart, mind and stomach.
The where and why and who of what you eat is of greatest importance to us. Our deepest pleasure is in recounting the provenance and history of what you taste and see in our store. We love to tell stories and are eager to hear yours.
We pay attention to detail. We like the details of our foods stories. We also focus on you. No matter the day or time, there is no rush at The Cheese Shop. No matter the amount time you have to spend with us we will serve you with precision and efficiency, but also respect, and grace.

What They’re Saying…

… to the chef for yesterday’s Valentine’s menu!  I was impressed not only by how well prepared everything was, and how well paired, but also by the chef’s willingness to take a few risks by avoiding the banal but inoffensive.  Well done!  Makes me miss all the more your now defunct, as I understand it, Friday night dinner menu.
Ethan
Dropping a line to say THANKS for offering such a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner – the food was delicious, the portions were generous, instructions for heating and serving were clear, and the beautiful bouquet from Copper Penny completed a really nice package. I’m on your mailing list, and will keep an eye out for future dinners-to-go.
Dawn
You know you are a cheese lover when you’re drooling over a 400-lb slab of cheese. Or maybe you’re just really hungry.”
Culture Magazine

 

Our  Passion

We love food. We love to eat. We love what we do. All the way.

We love food. We love to eat. We love what we do. All the way. There is a precious intimacy, particularly in a harried world like ours, in the exchange of food between strangers. The personal connection between each of us and you is of the highest priority. Each new employee is asked what they think we sell here. The answers vary, and some think they’re right with “fine foods” or “fresh food” but that’s not it. We offer a customer experience. Here, you are served – yes, there is the necessary of exchange of goods and cash, but we are here because we believe in a considered and compassionate and playful customer experience. One must eat to live, but why would one leave it at that? We are here to advocate on behalf of the food, where is comes from and who makes it, and we are here to advocate on behalf of you, for you to relish what you eat, and be nourished in body and in mind.

Meet Our Team

Justin
JustinHead Chef & Co-Deli Manager
Long time player, makes the best tenderloin of your life.

 

Mike
MikeWine & Beer Buyer
A former geologist with a heart of hops.
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The Cheesemongers
The CheesemongersTrish, Kathy, Alison and Dave
This crew is here to help navigate you through all the wonderful choices of cheese The Shop has to offer. They also know all the wonderful gourmet specialty items this gem of a store has to offer.
The Deli Crew
The Deli CrewSam, Alex and Keir
These charcuterie and sandwich connoisseurs will make you a fantastic lunch or help with your entertaining needs in catering and delicious additions to those cheese boards.
Behind the Scene Anchors
Behind the Scene AnchorsJake & Alyssa
These two can be found on the floor making sure we have the products you need stocked with a friendly smile!.