"Eat Cheese, Drink Wine, Live Life Happy!" - Kent 



The Cheese Shop Concours d' Elegance

Vueve Cliquot Champagne Special

Mix and Match any three of the following wines

for special pricing:

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label 750ml, regular price $69.95/b


Veuve Clicquot Gold Label 2008, regular price $99/b


Veuve Clicquot Rose 2008, regular price $115/b


Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006, reg price $199/b


Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rose 2006, reg price $360/b


Alternate Formats:

Buy one bottle and get the follow deal:

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label 3-liter, regular price $475/3-liter


Veuve Clicquot Yellow magnum, regular price $175/mag



Treat your friends and family to

Wine and Cheese all year round with

The Cheese Shop Monthly Clubs

Cheese of the Month
$35.95/Month + Shipping

Wine of the Month
$49.95/Month + Shipping

Cheese and Wine of the Month

$85.95/Month + Shipping 


Cheese Shop Gift Ideas
To make these gifts a little more special…
Add a bottle of wine and get 10% off the wine
(Offer does not include NET wines)

Sandhill Cove $25.00 (+Shipping)
1 x Everything Flatbread Cracker
3 x Cheeses (Cream Havarti, Herb Gouda, Grana Padano)

Pinnacle Cove $35.00 (+Shipping)

1 x Carr’s Crackers
3 x Cheese (Point Reyes Toma, Schoch Selections, Prima Donna Forte)

Stillwater Cove $45.00 (+Shipping)

1 x Potter’s Cracker
3 x Cheeses (Herbs de Humboldt, Young Prima Donna, Barber’s Cheddar)
1 x Sundried Apricot
1 x Fancy Mixed Nuts

Cypress Cove $59.95 (+Shipping)
1 x Potter’s Cracker
1 x Dried Tart Cherry
1 x Taza Chocolate Round (Assorted Flavors)
3 x Cheeses (Pilota, Raspberry Bellavitano, Fourmage)

Sea Lion Cove $89.95 (+Shipping)

2 x Crackers – Raincoast Crisps (Assorted Flavors), Everything Flatbread
1 x Taza Chocolate Round
1 x Aloha Pepper Jelly From Oregon (Assorted Flavors)
1 x Savannah Bee Honey (Assorted Flavors)
4 x Cheeses (Cave Aged Gruyere, Old Amsterdam, Robiola, Honey Bee)

Blue Fish Cove $100.00 (+Shipping)

2 x Crackers – Raincoast Crisps (Assorted Flavors), Carr’s Assorted Cracker
1 x Mast Brother’s Chocolate (Assorted Flavors)
1 x Aloha Pepper Jelly From Oregon (Assorted Flavors)
1 x Savannah Bee Honey (Assorted Flavors)
1 x Dry Molinari Salami (Assorted Flavors)
4 x Cheeses (Wild Garlic Havarti, Young Queso Manchego, Benning, Beecher’s Flagship)

Whaler’s Cove $125.00 (+Shipping)
2 x Crackers – Raincoast Crisps (Assorted Flavors), Carr’s Assorted Cracker
1 x Dry Molinari Salami (Assorted Flavors)
1 x Tentazione Truffle Honey
1 x Aloha Pepper Jelly From Oregon (Assorted Flavors)
1 x Marcona Almond – Oil and Salt Cured
4 x Cheeses (Robiola, Istara, Oveja al Romero, Black Pepper Bellavitano)

China Cove $150.00 (+Shipping)
2 x Crackers – Raincoast Crisps (Assorted Flavors), Carr’s Assorted Cracker
1 x Tentazione Truffle Honey
1 x Aloha Pepper Jelly From Oregon (Assorted Flavors)
1 x Molinari Genoa Salame
1 x Cheese Shop World Famous Pesto
5 x Cheeses (Epoisses, Truffle Noir, Dry Habanero Jack, Barber’s Vintage Cheddar, Noord Hollander)


The Cheese Shop Survival Kit...

This Kit Includes:
The Cheese Shop Tote (gift enclosed in this bag)
Picnic Tote with cutting board, knife, wine opener, and napkins
box of Carr's Crackers
Taza Chocolate
3 oz. Jar Savannah Bee Honey
4 oz. Jar Inglehoffer Mustard
12 oz Molinari Salami
3 pieces of Cheese (approx. 1/3lb each)

* For a special treat *
  add a bottle of your favorite wine
and get 10% off wine only



The History Of The Cheese Shop ...

In 1973, a young couple, John & Nancy McCormick, tired of the corporate life, decided to start a business that was fun & enjoyable. Something that would fill all their senses, and something they could share with everyone. They even got two of Nancy's brothers, Michael & Neil, to join in the fun...and thus was the start of The Cheese Shop, a gourmand's Mecca for world class cheeses, gourmet foods and wines!!

Our first store opened in 1973 at the old Valley Fair Shopping Center in San Jose, California. We opened our present location, in the Carmel Plaza, downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Memorial weekend in 1975, selling our San Jose location in 1979 to concentrate our efforts here. We added enough room to create a warm, cozy family enviroment that locals as well as tourists from around the world can revel in and enjoy!

I was lucky to join The Cheese Shop family in 1986, upon my return from travels in Europe, and prior to my scheduled return home to Honolulu, Hawai'i. Thirteen years later, I incorporated the business on our same Memorial anniversary, and today can proudly say that we have clients in all 50 states, and 20 countries.

Through this web site, I invite you all to come share in the O'hana (family) that is "The" Cheese Shop, Carmel. Enjoy in sharing all the bounties that our store, the beautiful region of Monterey County, and the world offers!! And remember my motto: "Eat Cheese, Drink Wine, Live Life Happy!"

Mahalo & Aloha, -Kent



What's Included In Our Monthly Club Selections...

Cheeses for August Club Members...

Bethmale Montagne

Bethmale comes from the valley of Bethmale located in the Midi-Pyrenees, France, which is a mountainous region south of Toulouse near the Spanish border. Although this cheese is traditionally made using cow's milk, Fromargerie Jean Faup creates a pasteurized mixed milk (cow and goat) version. Bethmale Montagne is aged for a minimum of two months, giving the cheese a semi firm texture, and it has tiny holes in its ivory colored pate. Created using traditional animal rennet (to help coagulate the curds) and egg lysozymes as a preservative. The rind is washed in a brine giving it a golden color and slightly earthier aroma. The taste is mellow and sweet on the palate without the gaminess traditionally brought on by goat's milk. Enjoy Bethmale Montagne cheese melted on veggies, or pair it with different wines to tickle your taste buds! We find that sweet wines like a Sherry can bring out more of the earthy “goaty” notes while bold red wines focus more on the sweeter tones in this cheese.

Tommette Pietra

Pierucci is a French milk co-operative headed by cheese maker Michel Pierucci on the island of Corsica, France. Michel's Tommette Pietra is a pasteurized sheep's milk cheese with a rind washed in the local Pietra beer. Pietra is an amber beer made using a mix of malt and chestnut flour. This unique beer rubbing coupled with the 8+ months of aging, gives the cheese a semi-firm texture with subtle nutty notes. As the sheep milk melts in your mouth, enjoy the round floral hints that engulf the palate and finish with a subtle tang from the beer. Tommette Pietra is a fun addition to any cheese plate and pairs well with amber ales and racy whites. Although the cheese maker prefers pairing this cheese with Corsican whites, we suggest you try it with this month's wine selection from Portugal, Vadio. For those of you with egg and gluten allergies please be advised that egg lysozymes are used in the preservation of this cheese and traces of gluten are present from the beer.

Hatch Pepper Gouda

Beemster Cheese Co. was founded in Northern Holland in 1901 and is made up of a cooperative of family farmers and master cheesemakers that strive to create premium Dutch cheeses. This collective of smaller farmers allows for their herds to graze freely in the Beemster Polder (area of land reclaimed from the ocean or river and protected by dams). The unique slate-blue clay soil in the polder create pastures of grasses that give the milk a richness creating both sweeter and creamier flavors than if the animals grazed in other pastures. Beemster's Hatch Pepper Gouda is composed of pasteurized cow's milk and hatch peppers. Aged for a minimum of 4 months, the cheese has a smooth creamy texture with a hint of spice. Produced using animal rennet and dyed with an annatto seed, the pate of this Gouda has an orangey tint with the green flex of Hatch Peppers throughout. Try using this delectable cheese as a new twist on a quesadilla. Also enjoy the Hatch Pepper Gouda with fruit forward reds to bring out the terroir in the wine.


Cheese of the month members receive....
three wonderful selections equalling about a pound, tasting notes and shipped right to your door, who could ask for anything else.


(Cost is $35.95/month, plus shipping)



August Wine of the Month Selections...

2013 VADIO Bairrada Portugal

Winemaker Manuel Patrão has crafted a traditional Portuguese white wine for his family's VADIO label that is a blend of Cerceal & Bical grapes. Located in the village of Pouenta, a little more than an hour southeast of the city of Porto, Manuel & family fashion a brilliant white wine that is light-golden in color. The Bical grape lends to this wine pretty stone fruit flavors (apricots, peaches) and when blended with the Cerceal grape, the wine gains in complexity with light green herbal notes. Aged in stainless steel tanks, the body of this wine is long & lanky and has tons of vibrancy in the finish much like the citrusy nature of fresh picked Key limes. Seafood dishes will work well with this wine, as would a roasted chicken dish prepared with apricots, but try our Hatch Pepper Gouda with the Vadio, we think it will WOW your palate!


2012 TRANSCENDENCE Chardonnay

This Chardonnay comes from the famed Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard, located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, just northwest of Santa Barbara. This tiny production Chardonnay made by wife & husband team of Sara & Joey Gummere who prefer to make “cool climate” wines that bespeak “terroir” characteristics. This Chard is full of tropical fruits (pineapple, passion fruit, and papaya), is greenish-yellow in hue, and lush in weight on the palate, while only being 13.7% in alcohol. There are also spicy, toasted oak nuances but they're not over the top. It finishes with similar citrusy notes much like our other Wine-of-the-Month offering (the Vadio from Portugal) but Transcendence has more of a ginger-citrus finish. This would be perfect with seared Ahi tuna or a grilled Halibut dish, but do not forget to try it with our Cheese-of-the-Month selection: Bethmale Montagne!

Wine of the month members receive....
Two wonderful selections with winery notes shipped out monthly.


W.O.M. two bottle sets
cost $49.95 + shipping.
Get two great selections each month from
our hundreds of dynamite choices...
no end of the bin or close out wines
like other clubs have...just AWESOME wines
worthy of being in the mostdiscriminating of cellars, YOURS!!


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