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.

MORBIER

Raw Cow's Milk
France (AOC) 
Aged: 2-3 months

Morbier’s existence is intricately entwined with Gruyère de Comté & the cheesemakers in the mountainous regions of Jura.  There would be curd leftover from the day’s cheesemaking—not enough to make another huge wheel of Comté, but rather a smaller, softer cheese.  The cheesemaker would press this curd in a mold & protect it from drying out (& perhaps to keep the bugs away) by covering it with ash supplied from the outside of the copper pot that had cooked the curds all day.  The following day he would add morning curd atop the layer of ash creating a cheese that took on a yellowish-ivory paste distinctly punctuated with a bold line of ash.  Morbier is softly aromatic yet mild & upon tasting, you’ll discover a hearty spectrum of flavors from hay or fresh grass to fruits & nuts. 

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

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