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The top cheese shop in every state

Summer is fast approaching and charcuterie boards are trendier than ever. Any turophile (cheese lover) knows the first rule of cheese is that there is no bad cheese. Your local cheesemonger (cheese expert) will be thrilled to help you build a sharp, spicy, or earthy cheese board of beautiful local items.

Not feeling like crafting your own cheese board? Fear not—this list also features cheeses you can order to-go or with your favorite glass of wine. Some of the businesses on this list even deliver their cheese boards! Bookmark the full national collection here and take a bite of the best cheese shop in every state. Click on each business below to visit their Yelp page directly.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best cheese shops according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the cheese shops category, then ranked those businesses using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. 

Note: With Coronavirus related changes occurring in individual states, we suggest confirming the most up-to-date offerings directly with the businesses listed. All businesses on this list were listed open as of May 2022.

The top cheese shop in every state:

Alaska (Anchorage) – Fromagio’s Artisan Cheese

Alabama (Pelham) – Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods

Arkansas (Bentonville) – Sweet Freedom Cheese

Arizona (Chandler) – Mingle + Graze

California (Los Angeles) – Cheesemongers of Sherman Oaks

Colorado (Denver) – So Damn Gouda

Mingle + Graze, Cheesemongers of Sherman Oaks, So Damn Gouda

Connecticut (Centerbrook) – The Cheese Shop Of Centerbrook

District of Columbia (Washington) – La Jambe

Delaware (Rehoboth Beach) – Frank & Louie’s Italian Specialties

Florida (St. Petersburg) – Brooklyn South

Georgia (Clayton) – White Birch Provisions

Hawaii (Waialua) – Sweet Land Farm

Iowa (Des Moines) – The Cheese Shop

Idaho (Sandpoint) – Idaho Pour Authority

White Birch Provisions, Sweet Land Farm, The Cheese Shop

Illinois (Chicago) – Rogers Park Provisions

Indiana (Indianapolis) – Wildwood Market

Kansas (Prairie Village) – The Better Cheddar

Kentucky (Louisville) – Cultured – Cheese and Charcuterie Bar

Louisiana (New Orleans) – St. James Cheese Company | Uptown

Massachusetts (Boston) – Harry’s Cheese and Cold Cuts

Maryland (Baltimore) – The Wine Source

Maine (Scarborough) – The Cheese Iron

Michigan (Grand Rapids) – The Cheese Lady

Minnesota (Saint Paul) – Nelson Cheese & Deli

Cultured – Cheese and Charcuterie Bar, St. James Cheese Company, Cultured – Cheese and Charcuterie Bar

Missouri (Saint Louis) – Parker’s Table

Montana (Bozeman) – Maven’s Market

North Carolina (Charlotte) – The Culture Shop

Nebraska (Omaha) – Just Good Meat

New Hampshire (Manchester) – Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop

New Jersey (Middlesex) – Sapore Ravioli & Cheese

New Mexico (Ruidoso) – Noisy Water Winery

Nevada (Henderson) – Valley Cheese & Wine

The Culture Shop, Valley Cheese & Wine, Maven’s Market

New York (Bronx) – Joe’s Italian Deli

Ohio (Cincinnati) – The Rhined

Oklahoma (Chouteau) – Amish Cheese House

Oregon (Portland) – Cheese & Crack Snack Shop

Pennsylvania (Norristown) – Talluto’s Authentic Italian Food

Rhode Island (Cranstown) – Edgewood Cheese Shop and Eatery

South Carolina (Summerville) – Accent on Wine

South Dakota (Sioux Falls) – Stensland Family Farms

Tennessee (Philadelphia) – Sweetwater Valley Farm

Texas (Austin) – Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

 Cheese & Crack Snack Shop, Stensland Family Farms, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

Utah (Midway) – Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

Virginia (Ashland) – The Caboose Market & Cafe

Vermont (Woodstock) – Sugarbush Farm Maple Syrup & Cheese

Washington (Walla Walla) – Cugini Import Italian Market

Wisconsin (Sister Bay) – Door County Creamery

West Virginia (Berkeley Springs) – Fleur de Lis Cheese Shop

Wyoming (Laramie) – Chalk n’ Cheese