The Cheese Shop

833 42nd St b, Des Moines
(515) 528-8181

Recent Reviews


Overrated and way overpriced. Not sure what all the hoopla is with this place. Busy cramped and not very relaxing.

Rosa Garfield

Oh my what can I say that's not too cheesey ?? great place overall! The variety and quality are superior.

Melissa Smith

Love this shop and the gentlemen who served us❤️?


Wonderful and unexpected gem- who expects a perfect lunch 1 block from the interstate and a high school? High quality salamis, cheeses, and a eel manicured wine collection. The staff even out together a small charcuterie board for My son. This is not McDonalds.

M. Ort

Super cute shop! Anything that you need for wine pairing or chacutier boards you will find here. Amazing selection from all around the world from jams, chocolate bars, wines, cheese and much more.

Amanda Smart

The staff really knew their products well and were extremely helpful when I was taste testing a few cheeses to buy for family. I will definitely return here the next time I'm in the area!

Brad Johnson

A great experience to sit on their patio and eat cheese for an hour. My partner and I loved it, very casual relaxed vibes here.

Irina F.

Small shop with a huge selection of cheeses from around the world! If you cannot decide- guys at the counter will help you, they will let you try whatever you are thinking! It would be a nice place to come in when it's nice and warm outside. You can get a wine samples and charcuterie board and enjoy!

Iva D.

These gentlemen (all) who waited on us were SO attentive and lovely... they gave us meat/cheese samples and MY-they were very busy!! A fabulous shop to be sure....THANK You!!

Christopher Pinkerton

The cheese mongers are spot on with suggestions if they do not have the cheese for which you are searching. The cheese is freaking awesome. Some can cost a bit more than I prefer, but I am still eating it right now. I love this place!

Cheese Quest

The Cheese Shop is a quaint neighborhood shop located in the heart of Iowa. I visited this shop back in January as I was passing through. The cheese board and fruit juice (i) that I purchased were both very good, and definitely a great value. The cheese was unique, and had character. The meats were quality. I'd certainly visit again if I found myself in Des Moines.Final Rating: A good place to get cheese

Brian Donaldson

Fantastic food with unique and well thought out preparations. Super friendly staff and very clean. Great cocktails and wines as well.

Justin Duffy

Great selection and the folks behind the counter are super knowledgeable.

Guy P.

What an amazing, fun store. GREAT selection, old favorites, but no matter where you have been, you will see something you haven't. Orders a Cheese Board and was amazing, bought some other assorted stuff, was all top notch.


Fantastic cheese, Belgian style beers & crackers. I will definitely be back next time I am around.

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