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The Cheese Shop

833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
+1 515-528-8181
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fondue” (12 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (14 reviews)
“charcuterie” (10 reviews)
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833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
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11 - 20 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2017

I always appreciate experts in any field and the staff at The Cheese Shop are experts on cheese and fine Meats. The pig and fig was by far the best cold meat sandwich I've ever had. So light and refreshing.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. While the place is not large and had limited seating, the interior is quaint and well decorated and reminded us of our trip to Europe. The food was fantastic and the service was superb. I had the...More

Thank Brent C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Loved this place the first time I went and the other four times I've been back! Drinks are great! All local flair and foods which is great to see! everythign Ive at here is AMAZING

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had been wanting to try this restaurant. Supposedly they are supposed to have the best grilled cheese, It's just OK. The Burrata Sandwich was rather tasteless. The cheese plate was good, but you don't get much for $12. If you are looking for wine...More

Thank tm212
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

As the name says, it's a cheese shop, great one too, but it has a few tables, limited menu but done well. Best grilled cheese ever. Several original flavor combos on the simple classic grilled cheese. At certain times you'll need to wait for a...More

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Asked the cheese monger to set us up with a charcuterie and cheese board for 25 people. Three minutes later we had just the thing. Wonderful seclections.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a store is a stable for my family. The staff is awesome! We shop here for all of our cheese needs. It is a Des Moines treasure.

Thank LChurch333
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like cheeses from around the world and great wines, this is the place for you. It is small with rustic wooden tables.

Thank U4738TAcolins
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Such a tiny place but the experience was huge. The food and service were absolutely top notch. Of course the cheese was terrific and so varied. I lived in Europe for 4 years and this cheese shop is as good as any of my favorites...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What's better than enjoying a good meal with friends, catching up on each other's lives? The Cheese Shop sells bulk cheese and meat, but also serves up tasty meals. The atmosphere reminds me of an old meat market. A bonus, the chef serves Iowa ingredients...More

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Questions & Answers
Cherish R
29 March 2018|
Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
I guess, but for a bit to eat, they have another location, the Cheese bar, 2925 Ingersoll. awesome grilled cheese
Katelyn C
25 September 2015|
Response from Charles B | Property representative |
Pets are more then welcome on the patio! We love dogs!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-528-8181
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