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



Make a Resolution to enjoy more food and wine this year by signing up for

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 January Club Members...

Wensleydale with Cranberries

The Grandma Singleton's company was officially formed in 1934, although Duillia Singleton had been making cheese for many years prior to the start of their family company. Located in Longridge in Lancashire, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, the Singleton family has been making their cheese for four generations. Tilly Carefoot, the great granddaughter of Duillia is their current cheese maker. This delectable Wensleydale is made using pasteurized cow's milk and infused with cranberries. Aged a little over four months this cheese has a slightly crumbly texture yet creamy notes on the palate. Produced using veggie enzymes, the Cranberry Wensleydale has an almost dessert like sweetness. Enjoy this cheese with fruit forward red blends like this month's CMS from Hedges.


What's five months old, full of flavored and hails from the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland? Why our newest cheese find: Güntensberg!! Imagine 50 Bergmilch suppliers with their herds of beautiful Swiss brown cows nonchalantly grazing on lush green summer pastures with snowcapped peaks in the background. Seriously, how could these not be the happiest cows in the world?? And what incredible milk they provide for cheesemaker Reto Güntensperger for making his full bodied Güntensberg cheese!! Made from raw whole milk and traditional animal rennet, Güntensberg is similar in flavor profile to Appenzeller. Fruity, nutty, even buttery popcorn notes, Güntensberg is like having a fondue in your mouth. Try with any full flavored red wines for an incredible palate treat, especially like our Wine of the Month selection from Beckman Vineyard: Cuvée Le Bec Rhône-style red!


Named after the mountain pass in the central Pyrénées, on the French side of the border between France and Spain, Somport is a lovely raw cow's milk cheese. It can be aged anywhere from 2 to 14 months, however, our particular wheels are in that mid-range, aged just over 8 months. This gives the cheese a semi-firm texture and the beginning appearances of those wonderful “crunchy” calcium lactate crystals we all know and love. Made by a small co-op since the 1960's, this cheese is made with animal rennet and is not pressed allowing for a more rustic look and natural rind. Somport starts off with an elegant, mellow flavor and then builds with nutty flavors and hints of fruit. Enjoy a lush, full finish that pairs well with balanced fruit forward reds like the H.I.P. Merlot.



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)



January Wine of the Month Selections...

Welcome one and all to our Wine of the Month Club first selections for 2017! As this is a celebratory start to the New Year, we are giving all of our members a treat…3 btls over the customary 2!! And since most of us are knee deep in the midst of winter, we felt that our January selections should be rich, flavorful red wines that will warm you up on a cold winter's night, offering comfort to a rich sumptuous meal, or a perfect companion to a fireside chat!!

2014 Beckmen “Cuvée Le Bec”

The Beckman family started their venture in the wine biz back in 1994, and have quickly become darlings in the business for both making their own wines, but also selling fruit off to other famous winemakers! While they have Cabernet & Chardonnay vineyards, what may be their specialty are their Rhône varietals: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise, Viognier, Marsanne Grenache Blanc. For our first Wine of the Month selection we're bringing you their Cuvée Le Bec, a blend of 50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, and 7% Counoise! Styled like the famed Châteauneuf-du-Papes of the Rhône Valley, Cuvée Le Bec is medium bodied, with meaty dark fruit flavors, spice and leather notes, and a long lingering finish. While this is a wine you can immediately drink, patience could be rewarded if you put some bottles down in the cellar for 10-15 yrs!! Perfect for any pasta, game bird or barbeque foods, this red would be a wonderful match with this month's G ÜN TENSBERG cheese selection for Cheese of the Month!

Our next two selections come from our friends Anne-Marie & Tom Hedges of Hedges Cellars, Red Mountain AVA of southeastern Washington. Tom got his start in the WA state wine biz back in 1986 marketing American wines to Taiwan. Then he, along with his lovely wife Anne-Marie, started to sell some Cab/Merlot blends to clients in Europe…and soon Hedges Cellars was born! With son Christophe, daughter Sarah and other family members working in the winery, the future for Hedges Cellars is well suited to the traditions of family farming, winemaking and promotion of their small slice of heaven in the wine world!!

2012 Hedges “CMS” Red Table

This tasty blended red combines Cabernet (50%), Merlot (44%) and Syrah (6%) into a smooth and balance wine that simply screams: DRINK ME UP!!! Dark ruby colored with aromas of plum, blackberry, and chocolate (more like cocoa powder versus smooth milk chocolate) along with spice . This fun red wine from the Hedges has both “old world” character (tastes of “terroir” with green olive and crushed herb notes) and “new world” body (a long supple finish) that can be either paired with foods, or simply served in a big glass while sitting by a roaring winter time fire!

2012 Hedges H.I.P Merlot

Our second wine from the Hedges family is a lovely and classic rendition of one of the world's most beloved grapes: MERLOT!! Made under the HIP (House of Independent Producer's label) the source of their Merlot fruit is the Bacchus vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA. Pretty plum/Bing cherry color greets your eyes. Scents of ripe berries, cherries float out of the glass and are mirrored on your palate. Soft and supple tannins allow this wine to trickle down your throat and warm your senses to that satisfying “ahh” reflective state. What more could you ask for? Enjoy this yummy wine with any of our Cheese of the Month selections…Happy New Year!


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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