Cheese Board Collective Bakery and Cheese Shop

1504 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
(510) 549-3183

Recent Reviews

Joy Liu

We got the rosemary puff, cheese roll, bialy, and zámpano. It was so delicious. Make sure to check their weekly and daily schedules.

Preston Redding

Numerous eclectic cheeses from world-wide regions. Live music and interesting pizza offerings.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 3

Service: 4

James oconnor

Yes the food is great but review is strictly for this establishments refusal to address the serious public safety concerns while waiting in line.There is a deranged, aggressive man who stands in front of the store and yells at people in line all morning and afternoon. The Cheeseboard not only allows this but encourages it - they have no issue with their customers being harassed, verbally abused and screamed at, all in the name of ‘progressive values’.No thanks.Kid-friendliness: Crazed man shouting at children and parents makes this a no-kid zone

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1

Recommended dishes: Garlic Spread

SMD

The BEST English muffins in the world. Sourdough, dense, doughy, perfect for breakfast sandwiches. Addictive!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Sandy B.

Every bit of everything here is delicious! Scones, brioche, and cheese rolls amazing, and garlic spread is recommended too.

Anjali T.

The shop is very quaint and has a wide variety of baked goods + farmer's market quality condiments. This is a Berkeley staple! The apple cider was very tasty and warm. It seemed like they poured it from a premade container that was sourced from a local farm and then warmed it up. Both baked goods were fantastic and baked fresh that morning. The Rosemary puff is lovingly described by my friend as a "savory donut" - and for good reason! It has a sourdough base that is both fragrant and flavorful, but not overpowering. It has the perfect amount of sea salt seasoning and rosemary flavor, and just enough oil to make it soft and slightly juicy in the best way possible. It tastes great on its own or with one of the sauces sold at the collective! The pear ginger muffin was also very yummy and fresh with a distinctly citrusy flavor. It was fluffy and not too sweet. 10/10 experience!

SMD F

The BEST English muffins in the world. Sourdough, dense, doughy, perfect for breakfast sandwiches. Addictive!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Eti Ben Simon

Wonderful bread and a huge collection of cheese. If you are a bread lover this place is for you!

Food: 5

Service: 5

Amir

I wish I lived closeby to get fresh bread.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Robert P.

Nothing really to add expect this is one of the greatest places on earth, pastry, pizza, etc are wonderful. The staff is great. I am very fortunate to live nearby and be able to shop here. I love this place and the people who work here.

Alyssa M.

AMAZING! Addicted to their sourdough English muffins. This is the best location out of all of the Arizmendis! I think it's the original one. Fresh baked goods, so many cheeses to choose from, breads, sweets, salads and PIZZA. If I lived in Berkeley instead of S.F., I'd be here on a weekly basis!!! Line can get long but it moves very quickly! Seating outside and at pizzeria next door.

Roy West

The heart of the Gourmet

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Green Sauce

Michelle B.

The best of Berkeley! Wonderful people, cheese, pizza, bread, and pastries. We go at least once a week for the seeded round, currant scone, pecan role, brioche, and ginger or double chocolate cookies.

Steve C.

This place is a bit of an institution in Berkeley and deservedly so. There is a whole feel in the place that is kitchy and unique. The staff are nice but not kind. They sort of just are people tasked to work and not much more. That's not bad, it's just a feeling you get talking to them. Like they're okay to do their job, but don't expect them to be overly nice about stuff. It's a job. The bread is a bit overpriced. It all looks great, and the taste of the scones/sour dough is worth the price. But you can't really convince yourself of that easily before you pay for them... The cheese was actually pretty reasonable. A lot of options and only ~2x what you'd expect to pay at Costco or the like, so pretty fair for a small business. TL;DR: Support local business that support their employees. This place is good.

Estella N.

The best cheese shop! My family always picks up a cheese selections for the holidays and is always impressed. The cheese board staff are extremely kind and knowledgeable in their craft. I would pay for just the experience of walking into the store and talking to the staff. Great ambiance! Great people! And even better cheese! Highly recommend

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Cheese Board Collective Bakery and Cheese Shop

1504 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 549-3183