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The Cheese Shop

833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
+1 515-528-8181
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“fondue” (13 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (15 reviews)
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is refreshing, the staff knows cheese and wine beyond normal expectations, the decor is small and feels like a villa in an exotic town. It’s the best place to eat drink and be merry. It’s a genuine hidden gem in Des Moines, if...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandwiches as well as cheese and wine. The employees all know their stuff and are extremely helpful!

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to pickup some cheese board stuff. Great tasting morsels to sample. Gregarious and personable staff. $78 later we departed to enjoy.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The location is a cheese and wine shop with a few tables. The selection of cheeses is fantastic and the food was exceptionally well made. The salads were prepared to order and are highly recommended!

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Like cheese? head to The Cheese Shop on Ingersoll. Grilled, fondue, plates and of course, macaroni. Interesting flavor profiles with an emphasis on local farmers. Excellent beer selection. Only drawback is the noise level.

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Best grilled cheese ever. Fig jam puts it over the top. Try one of the beers on tap and one of their creative vegetable sides.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This class in the Cheese shop, led by the owner was awesome. He reviewed 7+ cheese types, where they come from, how made, other cheeses in that group and how they are best used. A very nice white and red wine topped things off. It...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

When home my Sister and I always make a stop at the Cheese Shop. It is a great place to sit and have a bit to eat and drink. The area is wonderful and I always leave with a large bag of goodies for home.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Have been here several times of the last couple of years. They have opened a restaurant on Ingersol (that I haven't been to) so now you can get in and find a place to sit. Love to get the sampler plates and just try the...More

Thank Gerrit V
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Stopped in the Cheese Shop to have a cheese plate and few craft beers while in Des Moines. Cheese was good but not many local cheese offerings on our cheese plate. We didn't find staff as welcoming as others in Des Moines. We sat at...More

Thank peabody2017
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30 March 2018|
Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
I guess, but for a bit to eat, they have another location, the Cheese bar, 2925 Ingersoll. awesome grilled cheese
Katelyn C
25 September 2015|
Response from Charles B | Property representative |
Pets are more then welcome on the patio! We love dogs!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-528-8181
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Welcome to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines. Proudly offering over 100 artisan and farmhouse cheeses, craft beer and wine, and cured meats for sale, plus events and workshops.
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