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



Need some help finding the right wine for your holiday celebration?!?!?!

Look no further than these amazing wine deals...

Buy 1 Bottle of Featured Wines get 10% off
Buy 6 Bottles Mix and Match get 15% off
Buy 12 Bottles Mix and Match get 20% off

2012 Wrath Pinot Noir Swan/828 - $35.00/bt
In 2007, the Thomas family brought the San Saba Vineyard and set out to make wines that illuminated the terroir of the Santa Lucia Highlands. After taking over the vineyard, Michael Thomas started an aggressive vineyard rejuvenation program, involving replanting large section of the vineyard in order to present a cleaner expression of the varietals planted. The wine making team of Sabrine Rodems (winemaker), Bryon Kosuge (consultant) and Steve McIntyre (grower and winemaker of the delicious Rose also featured in our special) knocked it out of the park with their 2012 Swan/828 Pinot Noir. This wine showcases the famed Swan clone with its beautiful red fruit and spice and the 828 clone with its darker fruit and subtle earthy notes. This elegant Pinot is a perfect marriage of the two clones, as the dark and red fruit flavors roll around the mouth, emphasizing balance of structure and acidity. Aged in French Oak (22% new), this wine has a subtle vanilla hint to the mid-palate. Enjoy this Pinot Noir with poultry dishes and home-made stuffing. The Wrath Swan/828 is the perfect choice to kick off your holiday celebration!

2013 McIntyre Rosé of Pinot Noir - $19.95/bt
Steve and Kim McIntyre have been a strong presence in the Santa Lucia Highlands for two decades, growing grapes in a responsible and sustainable manner throughout the state (Steve even grows the grapes for the Wrath wine featured above)! The McIntyre Estate Vineyards lie in what they believe is the “sweet spot” of the Santa Lucia Highlands (Monterey County AVA) where the grapes are known for producing wines with charisma and complexity. Their 2013 Rosé is made by blending both “pressed” and “saigné” Pinot juices fermented in stainless steel tanks to capture the fresh fruit flavors and accent the crisp finish. Pale copper/bronze hue, this wine evokes summertime sipping, but we think it would be perfect to pair with the cornucopia of holiday foods, and share with family & friends…so stock up now!!!

2010 Chateau Puy-Blanquet Bordeaux

  Chateau Puy-Blanquet from St Emilion in Bordeaux is owned by the Jacquet family. This right bank vineyard is planted with 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon well suited for the clay and limestone soils. The Merlot dominate blend is a delicious treat for both your palate & wallet!! Stunningly complex, this red wine is sure to have you wanting more! The aromatics jump out of the glass with a floral nose of roses and violets, leading to spices of fennel and anise. Ripe red fruits shimmer on the palate showing red currants and plums, leaving you with a delicate yet long finish. Being a 2010 vintage, this wine is in a wonderful place right now; youthful but approachable and well-structured for extended aging in your cellar. Suggested wine paring: roast beast, homemade stuffing, and Mast Brother's Goat and Sheep's Milk Chocolate (arriving soon!!!).        


Treat your loved to

Wine and Cheese this Holiday Season 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, 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, 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 November Club Members...

Marco Polo

Spice up your Thanksgiving celebration with another pleasurable selection from Kurt Beecher Dammeier of Beecher's Cheese Co based out of Seattle, Washington and New York City's Flatiron District. This cheese is Kurt's homage to great thirteenth century adventurer who brought peppercorns to Europe from Central Asia. Marco Polo is a pasteurized cow's milk cheese similar to a cheddar in style infused with lightly milled black and green peppercorns. The base cheddar for this cheese is aged 6+ months giving the cheese a rich, creamy texture with buttery notes. The addition of the peppercorns adds spicy depth to this delectable cheese. Marco Polo is produced using veggie enzymes and is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving potato recipes. Pair this cheese with bold, earthy red wines. Also in the spirit of “Thanks”giving, Beecher's gives back by donating a portion of their sales to the Flagship Foundation, which provides education to children about the benefits of healthy eating and nutrition.

Herbs de Humboldt

In the mid 70's, Mary Keehn, the self-proclaimed “hippie” from Humboldt, CA, was in search of a healthy milk alternative for her children. She attained her first goats from her neighbors that told her she could have any of their goats that she could catch. After wrangling her first two goat's (Esmeralda & Hazel), Mary's herd eventually grew so large that there was more milk than her family could consume. In 1983, Cypress Grove Chevre was born. The Herbs de Humboldt is a pasteurized goat's milk cheese infused with herbs…no not those “special” herbs from Humboldt Co!! Cypress Grove hand stirs in the savoy, thyme, lavender, fennel, and sage giving the cheese a subtle herbal note to go with the creamy texture. Made using microbial enzymes, try Herbs de Humboldt in your favorite quesadilla recipe. Enjoy this cheese with crisp dry white wines like a Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc.

Point Reyes Toma

The Giacomini family have added to their cheese repitoire! They have created a truly unique farmstead table cheese from their Point Reyes Dairy called Toma. This cheese is made from cows that graze on a Certified-Organic pasture. Toma is a semi hard, pasteurized Italian style cheese that has a buttery flavor coupled with a tangy grassy finish. It has a natural rind and is aged a minimum of 90 days. Point Reyes Toma is a perfect cheese for snaking or melting into your favorite pasta or risotto. This cheese is also delectable for grating on top of grilled vegetables, burgers, and soups.

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 November Club Members...

2013 Silvestri Due Bambine Chardonnay

Silvestri winery is one of the pride and joys of our backyard. You may not have heard about this small production winery, but you have certainly heard other works by the Owner Alan Silvestri. Alan started his career Los Angeles where he scored some of the most iconic films in Hollywood history. In 2014, he won an Emmy for composing the music to Cosmos. Although he has had an illustrious composing career, Alan and his wife Sandra thought there was something missing in their life. In 1989, they moved to Carmel Valley where there house inspired the couple to get back to their roots. With the planting of these vines, rooted in the rich and fertile land of Carmel Valley, the Silvestri's once again found their home. The 2013 Due Bambine (Two Little Girls) is named after the Silvestri's two granddaughters, Aubrey and Emerson. The wine is a stainless steel fermented Chardonnay that features the ripe fruit of their estate vineyard located 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Aged for 5-8 months before bottling, this chardonnay shows pear and green apple fruit. Smooth and creamy on the palate, this wine has a round mouth feel with a bright crisp note on the finish. Pair this delightful wine with poultry or fish dishes.

2011 Castoro Cellars Estate Pinot Noir

Niels Udsen childhood nickname “Beaver” followed him to Italy, where his co-workers started calling him “Il Castoro” (Beaver). From there the label (including a picture of a beaver) and his motto “Dam fine wine” was born. Niels and Bimmer Udsen established Castoro Cellars in 1983 and set out with the goal to produce world class wines from the Paso Robles Appellation. The 2011 Estate Pinot noir is a blend of grapes from their cooler Westside vineyards and there warmer Eastside vineyards. The Pinot form the cooler side imparts the deep purple color and the nuance of spice to the finish on the wine, while the warmer grapes brings the rich dark berry fruit with silky tannins. This unique combination present the perfect balance of fruit and pepper. Aged for 4 months in a blend of French and American Oak, this Pinot Noir has a round full mouth feel with hints of sassafras. The Castoro Estate Pinot Noir will make an excellent addition to your thanksgiving meal.


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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