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.


Raw Cow's Milk
Italy (DOP) 
Aged: 40 days

Taleggio originates from Val Taleggio in Lombardy, perhaps as early as the 11th century.  Though we at The Cheese Shop fondly refer to as an “Italian Brie,” it is not a Brie at all but rather an amazing washed-rind cheese that, for its category, is relatively mild in both flavor & aroma.  A healthy Taleggio has molds mottling the reddish-hued rind so do not be alarmed, this means it is not an industrial-made version.  The bone-colored paste is semi-soft, becoming more bulgy than runny at room temperature.  The meaty & nutty flavor can pair well with a full-bodied red wine & crusty bread. 

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

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