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




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 June Club Members...

Raspberry BellaVitano

The Sartori Cheese Co is a fourth-generation family owned and operated company based in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Their flagship cheese the BellaVitano Gold was first released back in 1999. The Gold is made in a Italian Farmstead cheese style, having the nutty flavor of Parmesan balanced with a creamy cheddar texture. Over the years, the Sartori family has made various versions of the BellaVitano by rubbing or coating the rind of the Gold with different items from wine to peppermints. The Raspberry BellaVitano is their beer soaked version. They source the Raspberry Tart Ale from New Glarus Microbrewery in the small village of New Glarus, Wisconsin (about 25 miles SW of Madison). This beer rubbing gives the cheese bright notes of fresh red raspberries with the brown butter hints from the beer. Made using pasteurized cow's milk and aged over 12 months, this cheese has those magical crunchy crystals we all know and love! A must have addition to any cheese board, the Raspberry BellaVitano pairs well with fruit forward reds and Saison beer.

Lamb Chopper

The idea for Cypress Grove began in the 1970's when Mary Keehn wanted her children to eat more that over processed cheese and boxed dinners. In 1983 she officially launched Cypress Grove Chevre as a fresh Chevre cheese company before artesian cheese was really a thing. After travelling to France, Mary fell further in love with cheese and expanded her soft ripened styles. After some attempts at firmer cheeses, she left it to the experts and sourced Gouda styles from a company in the Netherlands. Lamb Chopper is a delectable pasteurized sheep's milk cheese that is aged a minimum of 3 months before being imported to the US. Semi-firm in texture, this cheese has hints of sweetness with some nutty undertones. The richer fat and mineral content of sheep's milk cheese makes Lamb Chopper perfect for melting on polenta with sautéed mushrooms. Also try with fresh melons and prosciutto in the summer! Enjoy with dry whites like this month's Loureiro from Docil.


Mobay comes to you from another fourth-generation cheese making family in Lavalle, Wisconsin. The Cook family started Carr Valley Cheese Co. in 1902 and the current master cheesemaker Sid Cook has been working for the family since he got his cheesemaking license at the ripe age of 16. Mobay is their new world version of the famed French Morbier cheese. Instead of dividing cheese the night and morning milking with a vegetable ash layer, they use grapevine layer to divide two different milk types. Using both pasteurized goat and sheep's milk in the Mobay allows your taste buds to experience three different flavor combinations. The lighter section (goat's milk) will give you brighter toned flavors, while the slightly dark almost eggshell portion (sheep's milk) will have more round and salty notes. When you combine the two, you get the perfect balance of the two that makes the cheese mild and elegant. Aged for at least 4 months, Mobay has a semi-firm texture that makes it a delightful pairing with creamy white wines or mineral driven reds.


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)



June Wine of the Month Selections...

2015 Dócil “Loureiro” by Niepoort, Vinho Verde, Portugal
One of the great wine moments in my life was meeting Dirk van der Niepoort in 1987. He came to spend a month in Napa, and we met at Bill Smith's La Jota vineyard on Howell Mountain. Bill showed us his vineyards, winery, and shared his wines. I shared all the fixings from our store, and Dirk shared his family's ports…it was my first thorough Port tasting!! Dirk has since gone on to become one of Portugal's finest winemakers, and it's not all about his sweet wines. Our offering to you for our June Wine of the Month selection is his 2015 Dócil from the grape varietal Loureiro (low-ray-roo). Grown in the Minho province of the modern day Vinho Verde region of Portugal, this white is a crisp, dry, mineral driven in the finish but with pretty floral and pit fruit aromas. Slightly lower in alcohol (11%) this refreshing white would be glorious with a summer fruit salad, sipping by the pool side, or having with our Lamb Chopper cheese from this month's Cheese of the Month selection.

2011 Hedges Red Table, Red Mountain AVA, Washington
Any one that saw our January wine selections will recall that Anne-Marie & Tom Hedges are some friends of ours from Washington state, and we've had the pleasure of both selling their wines and doing “cheese/wine pairings” at their winery for charity events over the years. This new selection is their 2011 Red Mountain AVA red blend from southeastern WA, and is made by their children Sarah & Pete. This is a blend of Cabernet (44%), Merlot (33%), Syrah (16%), Malbec (4%) and Cabernet Franc (2%), was aged in barrels (31% new) for 11 months. Supple red berry fruit flavors jump out of the glass both in aromas and on the palate. Medium in weight, there are hints of cocoa, cola, spice and tarry notes. Hedges Red Table is a wine of complexity that exudes terroir character in the style of St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France, and straddles the new world/old world with aplomb!

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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