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.


Raw Cow's Milk
France (AOC)
Aged: 10 months

Mountain cheeses like Comté seem to reflect, through hard textures & earthy sharp flavors, the rugged life of its makers—individuals who maintain traditions & customs & somehow capture & translate the flavors of their histories into remarkable cheeses.  The land of Franche-Comté in eastern France contains the Jura Mountains & Alps to the Swiss border.  Here, in the breathtaking landscape of green pastures & mountainscapes, Comté (formally called Gruyère de Comté) has been made for well over a millennium.  Firm with a smooth, yellowish-ivory paste, Comté’s flavor is slightly nutty, subtly sharp with hints of toffee.  It melts wonderfully & is used in traditional fondue or try it in quiches or gratins & on top of onion soup.  Enjoy it on its own with a Côtes-du-Rhône or fruity Beaujolais & you may find nirvana….     

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

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