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
Italy (DOP)
Aged: 3 months

Hailing from Lombardy & known as Stracchino di Gorgonzola in Italy, Gorgonzola is one of the best-known cheeses in the world.  As with many cheeses, it has a story for its inception.  Moving their herds to & from seasonal pastures, herdsmen would stop in the town of Gorgonzola to let their tired cattle rest & carry out a much needed milking.  Flooding the town with more milk than they could drink, wheels of non-blued cheese were made with the extra milk.  At some point, a Penicillium mold was accidentally discovered on one of the “Gorgonzola” wheels & Italy’s most famous blue was born.  At The Cheese Shop, we carry both styles of Gorgonzola—the Dolce is a softer, creamier, milder style of Northern Italy’s beloved cheese.  It presents with a lovely ivory paste & greenish-blue mold striations.    


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

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