Let’s be honest, cheese could very well be its own food group. With endless varieties and different ways to use it, cheese is really having a moment right now. But the kind of cheeses gracing our tables nowadays aren’t the kinds that come pre-shredded or resemble plastic. They’re complex in flavor and ingredients and come from all over the world. Sourcing out great cheeses isn’t as difficult as you might think. To start your deep dive into the world of all things cheese, be sure to check out these local shops.
If you haven’t been to The Cheese Lady, you are truly missing out on an incredible experience. They have locations in Farmington, Rochester, and Fenton, but have also expanded to four 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. 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.
With two locations in Detroit and Berkley, Mongers Provisions is focused on selling cheeses from all over the United States and Europe. Many of their cheeses are from small producers so you know you’re getting a high-quality product. Mongers Provisions also is also a go-to shop for meats and chocolates. As an added bonus, you can order from them online and have it shipped anywhere in the country!
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 260 cheeses to try, so you’ll definitely be able to find something to make your tastebuds happy.
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.