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 Cheese
France (AOC) 
Aged: 3 months

Benedictine monks in the Alsace-Lorraine region, located in the extreme northwest corner of France along the German border, began producing this world-renowned pungent cheese in the early Middle Ages.  Though Munster started its life as a bloomy rind, it evolved into the notoriously stinky washed-rind cheese around the 13th century.  The creamy paste of the small wheel is deliciously supple, turning runny at room temperature.  And though the taste is deeply flavorful, rich & meaty, it only echoes the funky barnyard aroma slightly.  Our small wheel (125 g or 7 oz.) comes from the Hexaire dairy, a reputable maker of an organic pasteurized Munster.  *Availability varies   

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

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