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



Treat the "Loves" of your life to Wine and Cheese this Valentine's Day by signing them 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 February Club Members...

Castello Mature Cheddar

Among the rolling green pastures of Devon, England, you will find the famous Taw Valley creamery that is known for their production of Red Leicester, Double Gloucester, and of course good old English Cheddar. The master cheese makers at Taw Valley pride themselves in traditional cheese recipes, while always using the freshest and highest quality milk. They also meticulously check their cheeses at every stage of the maturation process…hmmm…that's kind of like our staff with their quality control “excuse” for tasting the cheese and wine we stock. Now represented by the Danish company Castello, Taw Valley Creamery has released a 17 month mature cheddar. Produced using pasteurized cow's milk and traditional animal rennet, the delectable crunchy salt crystals snap your palate alive while its creamy texture envelopes your taste buds. “Udderly” satisfying with its slight nutty notes, the Castello Mature Cheddar is perfectly paired with crisp granny smith apples. Also enjoy this cheese with fruit forward red wines like this month Pinot Noir from Aiena.


Deb and Doug Erb are second generation dairy farmers that began making cheese in 2009 after studying at the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese. During their studies, they traveled abroad and made Caerphilly with the Duckett family in Somerset, England. These influences led to their creation: Landaff, which is a raw cow's milk tomme style cheese. Made on their dairy farm in Landaff, New Hampshire using traditional animal rennet, Landaff is then taken to the Cellars at Jasper Hills where it is aged for 4-6 months. This gives the cheese a semi-firm texture and natural rind. Wheels that are produced in the winter months tend to be whiter in color and have a creamier texture. Our wheels were made in the late summer, giving the cheese a more golden pate and slightly more bite. Your olfactory will be engulfed with aromas of grass and herbs, while the palate enjoys hints of brown butter with a subtle earthy finish. Landaff pairs well with raw honey and smoked meats. Enjoy this cheese with crisp white wines and refreshing pilsners.

Truf di Capra

The creamery Il Caseificio dell'Alta Langa is located in the town of Bosia, which is half way between Alba and Cortemilia in the Piedmont region of Italy. This area is known for its green rolling hills and the amazing wines and cheeses produced in the area. Truf di Capra is their pasteurized soft ripened goat's milk cheese that is infused with pieces of black truffles. Not those Valentine's Day chocolate truffles, but those earthy, beautiful mushroom truffles that take specially trained dogs and pigs to dig in the earth and find. Stark white in color with the dark black flecks, this cheese is aged for 30+ days before export and has a soft creamy texture that melts on the palate. Subtle earthy on the front with a slight bite on the finish from the goat's milk, Truf di Capra is certain to liven up your taste buds. Enjoy this cheese with bubbles and dark chocolate on Valentine 's Day. Also try with fruit forward red wines and a filet.

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)



February Wine of the Month Selections...

February brings us the annual visit from the PGA Tour for the famed AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament, and though signs point to a mix bag of weather during the week, we expect large crowds and FUN for all no matter what the conditions are!
And so for our February Wine-of-the-Month members, here are your new selections that will please all the collective palates!

2014 Sarah's Vineyard Chardonnay
Santa Cruz Mountains

Sarah's Vineyard is a special place in the world of wine. Founded by Marilyn “Sarah” Otterman, it is currently owned by grape grower/winemaker Tim Slater and is located in the southern part of Santa Clara County, on Hecker Pass Hwy. This particular Chardonnay is not from their “estate” property, but a Santa Cruz Mountain source (the Bruzzone Family Vineyard) that Tim works with. Aromas of butter, vanilla, almonds, along with caramelized pear envelope your senses. A mix of citrus and tropical fruit immediately jumps out of the glass and dance on your palate, but in an elegant fashion. The malolactic fermentation creates the soft round texture in the mouth crossed with vanilla oak notes from being in barrel (25% new oak) for 9 months. Yet there is plenty of natural acidity in the finish to complement any pasta dish, or when paired with our great selection of cheeses!

2010 Aiena Pinot Noir “McIntyre Vineyard”
Santa Lucia Highlands

Lou Sena named the winery after his Mom, and this year's fruit is sourced from the well-known McIntyre Vineyard within the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Famed winemaker Byron Kosuge (Miura, etc) helped to craft this dark, plum cherry fruited Pinot Noir. The ripe plush character of this wine is indicative of the vintage, as all wines from 2010 were broad with bold fruit flavors. But Aiena carries its weight (14.2% alc) with a suppleness that comes from extended aging. Looking beyond the primary fruit, and secondary oak notes, one starts to see the tertiary flavors: crush herbs, wet forest leaves, and the classic French “terroir” notes that make Pinot Noir such an amazingly complex wine. Enjoy this Pinot with a mushroom cassoulet, a braised veal shank dish, or even a three cheese omelet!!

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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