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.

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PROVOLONE PICCANTE

Cow's Milk
Italy
Aged: 12 months

Like mozzarella, provolone is part of the pasta filata family in which the cut curds are cooked in hot water then kneaded into malleable elasticity.  The particular type of rennet used for Provolone is the “secret ingredient” that gives this cheese its distinct flavor, a flavor that becomes more developed with aging.  Following traditional practices, the Provolone is molded into varying shapes—from small, truncated cones to long cylinders that can weigh up to 65 pounds—then tied & hung to age & finally dipped in wax.  Our aged Provolone has a light-yellow interior with a texture that is firm, slightly oily & crumbly.  Considered one of our sharpest cheeses, the savory biting tang shakes up your taste buds & fills your mouth with mouth-watering flavor. 

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

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