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



Get ready to FALL in love with our Cheese and Wine 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, Reggianito)

Pinnacle Cove $35.00 (+Shipping)

1 x Carr’s Crackers
3 x Cheese (Point Reyes Toma, Schoch Selections, Vintage Gouda)

Stillwater Cove $45.00 (+Shipping)

1 x Potter’s Cracker
3 x Cheeses (Purple Haze, 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, Rimrocker)

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)



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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...


This delectable raw cow's milk cheese comes to you from the Lombardy region of Italy. The word Sola translates to “the sole of the shoe”, a reference to the aromatic earthiness this cheese obtains while it ages in a cave. Made in a classic tomme style with a recipe that has been handed down generations, Sola is made with traditional animal rennet. Aged for two and a half to three months, this cheese has a semi-firm texture and nutty undertones. Look for notes of grass to accompany the round texture on the palate. Enjoy this cheese with soft white Bordeaux or a floral rosé wine like this month's Red Car Rosé out of Sonoma.


The Dutch are at it again trying to prove that you really aren't much if you ain't Dutch with this blended milk cheese. Fourmage is a fun blend of pasteurized cow, sheep, goat, and buffalo milk. The milk is sourced from animals that are grass fed, so you will taste those herbal notes on the palate. The unique blend of the four milk types gives the cheese layers of flavor with creamy notes on the mid palate and a subtle bite to the finish from the goat's milk. Aged for 3 plus months, this cheese has a semi firm texture that is great for melting especially in a grilled cheese sandwich with basil and tomatoes. Made using veggie enzymes, Fourmage is truly an unforgettable pairing with spicy red wines like this month's red wine selection: Vargas Rioja!


On November 20, 2003 Kurt Dammeier opened Beecher's Handmade Cheese Co. in Pikes Place Market in Seattle and began creating his flagship cheese and delectable mac and cheese dish that we all love. In June 2011, he stretched his company to the east coast, where he opened a store, cafe and restaurant in New York's Flatiron District. This expansion led to new partnership with east coast dairies. Dulcet is a pasteurized Jersey cow's milk cheese sourced from Dutch Hollow Farms located just outside of Albany, New York. Made exclusively in the Beecher's New York location using microbial enzymes, this cheese is aged for 10 plus months giving in a firm texture with a rich flavor. Slightly tangy like a cheddar, Dulcet melts in the mouth and is a great addition to your football Sunday cheese plates. Pair Dutch Hollow Dulcet with a bold red wine or brown ale.

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)



Wine for August Club Members...

2014 Red Car Rosé

Founders Carroll Kemp, Mark Estrin (alas deceased), and Richard Crowell set out to make wines that tell the story of their area. They believe that wine is important because it connects us back to nature. Based on the cool Sonoma Coast, they are hands-on farmers that are lucky enough to grow the majority of their own grapes allowing for less manipulation of the fruit. Their 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé was whole cluster pressed and fermented like a white wine without skin or seed contact. This vin gris style allows for a bone dry rosé with soft salmon hue. Look for ripe citrus (think tangerine and grapefruit) on the nose as well as subtle pink flower notes. Soft on the palate, this wine has ripe berry and bing cherry flavors that marry well with floral accents. Perfect on a warm summer day, the Red Car Rosé is a refreshing elegant wine that you just won't be able to get enough of...but fear not, this is why we carry their magnums as well…twice the wine, twice the fun, perfect PARTY bottles!


2011 Vargas Crianza Rioja

In the wine world, Marqués de Vargas is synonymous with the production of Rioja wines, which is one of two regions classified under the Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa) . It all started in 1840 with the eighth Marqués de Vargas, Felipe de Mata who planted the first vineyards on the outskirts of Logrono, Spain. For generations, the various Marqués de Vargas presided over emblematic wineries in Rioja. However, it was not until 1989 when Pelayo de la Mata the current Marqués de Vargas built a winery of their own on the estate Hacienda Pradolagar in Logroño. This Rioja is made from 100% Tempranillo sourced from the 65 hectare (about 160 acres) estate. Black cherry in color with a soft violet hue, this wine has ripe dark fruit intensity on the nose with subtle hints of cacao. Rich and round in the mouth, this Tempranillo is aged for 12 months in both French and American barrels allowing for well-structured tannins. On the palate there are ripe red fruits (think plum and berries) with a subtle acidity and elegant finish. The Vargas Crianza Rioja is a quintessential example of this famed Spanish region.

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!!


Upcoming Events 2015

Big Sky Vine and Dine

August 13-16th

Join The Big Cheese for another one of his fabulous cheese and wine lectures!


Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival
August 29th - September 13th

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Set in the lush island paradise of Hawai‘i, the fifteen day Festival features a roster of over 80 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Honolulu, and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.

Join our fearless leader Kent Torrey
and The Cheese Shop Staff for our Famous Cheese Table

Yes!!! That's right we are transporting over 1000 pounds of cheese to Hawai'i to knock the socks off of Chefs, wineries and guest alike in Kent's home town of Honolulu (Yes, Kent is a Kama'aina Haole!)

For more information check out their Website

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