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.

P’TIT BASQUE

Sheep's Milk
France, Pyrenees
Aged: 2 months

A younger version of its sibling Ossau-Iraty, P’tit Basque comes from the French Basque region.  Both cheeses represent the “brebis Pyrénées,” a general term for any sheep’s milk cheese from this region made in a particular local Basque manner.  This means that more than one type of cheese can be called Ossau-Iraty or P’tit Basque but feel assured that these hand-made cheeses always maintain high quality.  The natural rind, reminiscent of Manchego’s cross-hatched pattern, is sealed to prevent moisture loss which contributes to the uniformly smooth, almost taffy-like texture & slight creaminess.  The paste is a light golden color & semi-firm with a flavor that is mild, subtly fruity & nutty.  *availability varies

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

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