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
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
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