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.

O'BANON

Goat's Milk
USA - Indiana
Aged: 2 weeks

An old cheese with a new name, the O'Banon was one of the first cheeses Capriole made in 1988, when no one would buy a goat cheese that did not have a French name. While banon has been made for centuries in the Haute Provence, Steve Jenkins made this one popular when he wrote in his Cheese Primer that Capriole's "is much, much better than any I’ve tasted in France."

Larger and fresher than the French, O'Banon gives a lighter, palate cleansing edge to heavier cheeses on a cheese board. Traditionally, the chestnut leaves used to wrap the cheese were soaked in eau de vie,  Woodford Reserve Bourbon is used in Capriole's version. The tannin in the leaves and the bourbon combine to give this creamy, dense cheese just a nuance of a kick! 

  • 2001: American Cheese Society, 1st place - Goat/Marinated
  • 2004: American Cheese Society, 1st place - Goat/Open
  • 2007: American Cheese Society, 1st place - Goat/Open
  • 2008: American Cheese Society, 1st place - Goat/Flavor Added
  • 2009: American Cheese Society, 1st place - Goat/Open
  • 2010: American Cheese Society, 1st place - Goat/Open
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
— Charles de Gaulle

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