Craving Cheese? Detroit’s Top Spots for Cheese Aficionados

September 12, 2023
assorted cheeses with grapes

If we are being honest, cheese could very well be its own food group, with endless varieties and different ways to use it. Whether you’re an aficionado looking to explore a handcrafted cheese platter or simply someone who loves good cheese, Metro Detroit has a plethora of options for you. The shops listed are making it a breeze to source great cheeses, and you might be able to find your new favorite. To start your deep dive into the world of all things cheese, step into any one of these cheese wonderlands and be ready to elevate your love for cheese to the next level.

DOLCETTO CHEESE & SPECIALTY GOODS

33041 Grand River Ave, Farmington

With over 120 cheese options available, Dolcetto Cheese & Specialty Goods has something for every cheese lover. Owner Lindsey Kennedy tells us, “We provide samples of our cheese to make sure you take home only what you love. Our passion for sourcing exceptional products and creating an inviting atmosphere allows us to grow every day and constantly find new and amazing products.” Check out their Farmington location to prepare your next charcuterie board.

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cheese lunch packs from dolcetto cheese shop
Photo courtesy of Dolcetto Cheese & Specialty Goods

THE CHEESE LADY

121 1st Street, Fenton

302 West University Drive, Rochester

If you haven’t been to The Cheese Lady, you are truly missing out on an incredible experience. They have locations in Rochester and Fenton, as well as five other cities across the state. The Cheese Lady offers a selection of 150 cheeses, each varying slightly by location. The best part is you can sample as many as you’d like and take home as much or as little as you need. Don’t forget to check out the “cheese of the month” while you’re there which is offered at a discounted rate. If you’re hoping to build an impressive charcuterie board, they also have all the meats, pickles, crackers, and other goodies to accompany your excellent cheese selections.

MONGERS’ PROVISIONS

4240 Cass Ave, Detroit

3127 12 Mile Road, Berkley

With two locations in Detroit and Berkley, Mongers’ Provisions is focused on selling cheeses from all over the United States and Europe. Co-owner and head Cheesemonger, Zach Berg shares, “We pride ourselves on our cheese selection. Along with charcuterie and chocolate, cheese is one of the three pillars that our organization was built on.  As a cut-to-order shop we take cheese care seriously!” Trying cheese samples is encouraged so the “mongers can help you find the perfect cheese for your needs.” You will certainly find something to satisfy your cheese cravings here.

cheese board from mongers provisions
Photo courtesy of Mongers’ Provisions

DEVRIES & CO.

2468 Market Street, Detroit

Located in Eastern Market, DeVries & Co. has an extensive cheese selection nestled among their other grocery items. They frequently offer specialty cheeses on sale and are more than happy to give you a taste before you buy. DeVries & Co. has cheeses to try from over 14 countries, so you’ll definitely be able to find something to make your tastebuds happy.

CHEESE SHOPPE

20551 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods

The sister-owned Cheese Shoppe in Grosse Pointe is the perfect place to find unique and delicious cheeses. Their cheese can be cut to order and their staff is incredibly knowledgeable. If you’re looking for a quick lunch or snack, be sure to check out their grab-and-go charcuterie boxes filled with cheeses, meats, crackers, and other goodies to go with it.

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on August 29, 2022 and was authored by Katie Goncalves.

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