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.

ROQUEFORT

Raw Sheep's Milk
France (AOC)
Aged: 3 months

One of the most famous cheeses in the world, there are numerous characteristics that set this blue apart.  Roquefort received France’s first AOC in 1925 & its fame starts with the renowned limestone aging caves of Combalou near the town of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in southern France.  The specific mold strain, Penicillium roqueforti, is harvested from huge 10-to 20-pound loaves of rye bread that are baked until almost black—leaving the interior moist & allowing a perfect environment for mold to grow.  All this leads to a cheese filled with distinctive & thorough blue-green veining, a texture that is both creamy & crumbly & a flavor that is complex, robust & slightly salty.  

 

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

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