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.


Cow's Milk
Aged: 12 months

One of America’s original artisan cheeses, Dry Jack’s appearance into the mainstream market is entwined with WWI when it became a substitute for imported Parmigiano Reggiano.  Vella Bear Flag Brand Dry Jack has a creamier mouthfeel than Parmigiano Reggiano though the texture is just as hard & dense.  The pale yellow paste carries a flavor that is nutty, sharp & tangy.  Formed & pressed in muslin bags, apparent in the indentations on the exterior, the composite rind is a blend of vegetable oil (to prevent cracking as the wheels ages) with cocoa & black pepper, which stops the oil from seeping into the cheese.  An excellent selection for a cheese board or try it grated over pasta, soups or tacos. 

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

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