The Cheese School of San Francisco

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The Cheese School of San Francisco

The Cheese School of San Francisco
4.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Founded in 2006, The Cheese School of San Francisco is the only independent institution of its kind in the nation. A woman-owned small business, The Cheese School is dedicated to telling the story of cheese and other heritage foods with the philosophy of "eating is learning." The school's superlative culinary experiences educate eaters about food traditions and the people that continue to practice them through a cornucopia of education and tasting events, both structured and informal. In 2018, The Cheese School moved into San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square to share the fully realized vision of the school where eaters can learn about cheese in a welcoming, accessible, and fun environment. A full cafe menu is available for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.
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Neighbourhood: Fort Mason
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charles l
Fort Myers, FL7 contributions
San Francisco Must Visit Stop
Oct 2021
We traveled to San Fran,, Napa and Yosemite Park the week of Oct 1-8. The most relaxing and and fun place for me was The Cheese School. We noticed the blackboard outside and decided to check it out. The atmosphere and views were great. The music track was great for background, and the cheese board and wine were excellent. Topped off with the friendly and knowledgeable staff its a must.
If you want great food and wine and a trendy cool vibe its a must on the to visit list.
Written 14 October 2021
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mandabuffly
Washington DC, DC364 contributions
Friendly and welcoming!
Sep 2021
Friendly and welcoming! I loved how they greeted us and gave us great recommendations based on what we typically drink. We ordered a cider and a sparkling rose which we both enjoyed as we walked around Ghiradelli Square. They were kind enough to even say if we didn't enjoy either that they would find us something else! I would love to come back and try their cheese and charcuterie next time I'm in the area.
Written 22 September 2021
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Joe G
Cheltenham, UK104 contributions
Great cheese selection.
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great views, excellent mac and cheese.

The staff are friendly, the choice of cheese is to die for.

We want to come back on our next trip.
Written 26 January 2020
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colifox
Pleasant Grove, UT18 contributions
Loved it
Jan 2020 • Family
The house salad with fresh feta was our favorite. It was so fresh and flavorful!! My daughter kept wanting to go back for more salad. The view was spectacular as well. A little chilly inside so take a jacket!! 😉
Written 19 January 2020
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rmartinmitch
Boston, MA417 contributions
Not Exactly a Restaurant
Dec 2019
We recently visited the Cheese School during our recent trip to San Francisco. Located inside the Ghirardelli Square shopping complex, the shop is not exactly a restaurant but is still a good place to grab something to eat. No waiter service, you order custom cheese and wine orders and platters and the food is delivered to your table.

Also a good place to shop for cheese, wine and other sides.

Some nice views of the bay from inside the seating area.
Written 5 January 2020
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MammaShibs
Agawam, MA523 contributions
Wines and cheeses galore!
Nov 2019
On a recent visit to San Francisco my nieces, my daughter and I stopped into The Cheese School of San Francisco for some wine and cheese tasting.
Right in Ghiradelli Square, the store front draws you in.
We ordered a combo board of cheese and specialty meat. I realize I was in a large tourist city, but I would have liked a few more slices of both cheese and meat for the money.
We enjoyed the Cultivar Savignon Blanc for our wine choice.
Relaxing venue, friendly staff all added a plus to our evening.
Written 14 December 2019
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Jody Smith
Charlotte, NC255 contributions
Vino and Queso?
Sep 2019
A nice compliment to Ghiradelli Square offering a wide selection of wines, cheese and other fine foods. My family and I visited the store around 2pm so it was a little slow and pretty empty but still plenty of visitors touring the shop. We ordered a charcuterie plate with a bottle of complimenting vino.

Service at the counter where orders were placed was just okay. The staff wasn't very friendly and seemed uninterested in anything outside of taking orders. The staff that brought our food to our seats were very friendly.

The food was wonderful as was the wine. We had an awesome view of the square and could easily loose track of time with the tasty foods, complimenting wine and spectacular view of the bustling square below.
Written 27 October 2019
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Hi - Thank you for visiting The Cheese School! We're so glad you enjoyed our food & wine (and views!). Please know that we appreciate your feedback on the service and are working hard to bring it up to snuff. Next time you are in the area, please do drop in again! All the best.
Written 1 November 2019
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL10,834 contributions
Great Selection
Aug 2019
They have a great selection of cheeses that you order and eat there or take home.

They also have classes in wine and cheese.
Written 31 August 2019
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit here with us! Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can provide to make the experience even better. Hope to see you in again soon for a class or a meal in the cafe!
Written 2 September 2019
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Tara B.
Dallas, TX8 contributions
Yum!
Jun 2019 • Friends
We stopped in while visiting Ghirardelli Square. After a full morning of playing tourist, we were looking for something more local. Ordered a local cheese board and a meat board, along with two local lagers. All were excellent, and I’d order again. Would definitely visit again.
Written 3 July 2019
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Hello, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you in again soon. :)
Written 8 July 2019
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Leo
28 contributions
The Cheese School at Ghirardelli Square San Francisco
Jun 2019
Being tourists, our main purpose in going to Ghirardelli Square was to buy Ghirardelli chocolates and to eat Ghirardelli ice cream. We were intrigued to see The Cheese School, and went in, and ordered the Local Cheese Board. The cheeses were very good, and the employees were pleasant. We were there June 26, 2019.
Written 1 July 2019
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We’re glad you stopped in during your trip. If there’s anything we could improve upon for an even better experience in the future, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We appreciate the feedback and hope you’ll visit again soon! Hope the rest of your visit to San Francisco was wonderful! Take care, Terese
Written 2 July 2019
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