The Cheese Shop

Cleveland's Fromage Destination

Located in the Historic West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio, The Cheese Shop offers an impressive imported & domestic cheese selection.  We maintain our unique niche by offering more than 175 traditional & rare cheeses from all over the world as well as a diverse line of specialty items.

We take pride in excellent customer service & exceptional quality –we encourage you to sample cheeses before purchasing to guarantee satisfaction.  We cut your cheese to order ensuring freshness & allowing you to determine the size to fit your needs.

CANTALET

Raw Cow's Milk
France (AOC) 
Aged: 3 months

Cantalet, a smaller version of the 88-pound Cantal wheels, is named from the Cantal Mountains in Auvergne.  It is said to be one of France’s oldest cheeses, older than Roquefort, dating back more than 2,000 years & can be considered an ancestor to English cheddars both in appearance & flavor.  Cantalet’s rustic charm lies in its striking natural rind & straw-colored paste that is semi-firm & slightly crumbly.  Upon tasting, your palate is rewarded with a rather complex & subtle buttery sharpness escorted by an agreeable creaminess that coats the mouth.   

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
— Charles de Gaulle

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