I normally don't highlight two shops on the same street back to back, but I had to for The Cheese Shop (and not just because it's next to Ink and Bean)
The Cheese Shop opened up late last year on Center Street in Downtown Anaheim. They're originally located in south county but this is a great addition to the area. They offer gourmet cheese, and as former vegan, I can appreciate dairy more than ever, and I love what they have to offer.
Every week they feature a new cheese to try. Whether or not you're a cheese connoisseur, the staff is helpful and offer samples before purchase. They also offer catering and will personalize a cheese plate to your party's needs. Click on the image to check out the full view below.
They will soon be offering wine recommendations with cheeses purchased as well. The other bonus is they carry Apple Beer, a non-alcoholic drink (among others) that pair great with the freshly made cheese sandwiches they sell. The best part about the Cheese Shop is it feels more like a local artisan market that sells more than cheese. It's filled with honey jars, jellies, cheese boards, and pastas to name a few of the items carried. If you can't decide what to buy, they carry gift cards, too. I can't remember the names of the cheeses I've purchased, but if you ask them, they can keep a record of what you've purchased. Center Street is coming along nicely!
Center Street Cheese Shop
149 W Center St Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805
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