The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

Cheese Shop · Drake
833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM Tuesday (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)

Proudly offering over 100 Artisan and Farmhouse Cheeses / Cheese Tasting Bar / Craft Beer and Wine / Cured Meats / Events and Workshops


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    Scott J.
    "Muffuletta, ham and cheese and Mac n' Cheese were awesome!"(7 Tips)
    Mariah M.
    "Excellent wines, food, beer, and of course, cheese."(8 Tips)
    Katie W.
    "The grilled cheese on national grilled cheese day was wonderful!"(3 Tips)
    Valerie J.
    "Wine, beer and toasties!"(5 Tips)
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  • wine
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • fondue
  • cheese
  • beer
  • olive salad
  • toasties
  • pickles
  • ham
  • lunch
  • charcuterie
  • friendly staff
  • muffuletta
  • dips
  • tomatoes
  • pecorino
  • snacks
  • milk
  • Thomas

    The mac and cheese is amazing. And I say this as someone who usually doesn't like mac and cheese.

    Thomas · 3 weeks ago
  • Roberto

    Nice place, pricey

    Roberto · December 2, 2015
  • Zoey M.

    Burrata toast will change yr life! Can't go wrong with the charcuterie board either, if you're a little adventurous! 😍

    Zoey Miller · October 30, 2015
  • Mariah M.

    Excellent wines, food, beer, and of course, cheese. Shop assistants are very knowledgable. Toasties are also very tasty!

    Mariah Marconi · August 31, 2015
  • Stephanie M.

    Get the mac & cheese and pickle plate. Cool staff, amazing lunch spot, delicious food.

    Stephanie Magnolia · July 21, 2015
  • Angela B.

    Awesome people, service, and of course, cheese!!

    Angela Burgett · November 21, 2014
  • Elizabeth N.

    The hot bed of good cheese in Des Moines. Impressive menu of snacks and wine by the glass. :)

    Elizabeth Nicol · October 20, 2014
  • Valerie J.

    Wine, beer and toasties!

    Valerie J. · October 18, 2014
  • annette m.

    Great food. Great service.

    annette mathieu punelli · March 16, 2014
  • Michael S.

    Even a 'plain' toastie isn't plain!

    Michael Schappaugh · February 19, 2014
  • Rick H.

    Hard to go wrong here: ask about the special Mac and cheese of the day. if that doesn't appeal, the meat I and cheese boards, toasties, or recluse Mac and cheese are delicious.

    Rick Howard · December 28, 2013
  • Emmanuel M.

    Make sure you try the Spanish Toasty and the Fois Gras Mousse. They are literally to die for.

    Emmanuel Mate-Kodjo · December 8, 2013
  • Scott J.

    Awesome service, great cheese plate and beer pairing. Muffuletta, ham and cheese and Mac n' Cheese were awesome!

    Scott Johnson · November 2, 2013
  • Chris

    The prairie breeze cheese is amazing. There are also some good dessert and red wines.

    Chris · October 19, 2013
  • Carl M.

    Great experience. friendly staff.

    Carl Moore · September 21, 2013
  • Katie W.

    The grilled cheese on national grilled cheese day was wonderful! Can't wait to go back and get a cheese platter.

    Katie Weiler · April 13, 2013
  • Neli P.

    Delicious fondue and wonderful service :)

    Neli Parchik · April 11, 2013
  • Shawn C.

    The pecorino reserva IL Florino was great with 2000 vintage champagne on new year day. Recommended by staff! Salty and a hint of blue cheese on the aftertaste

    Shawn CW · January 4, 2013
  • Josh A.

    Charcuterie plate and wine for the win.

    Josh A · September 28, 2012
  • Michael B.

    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and buy some good cheese.

    Michael B. · September 3, 2012
  • Juice Magazine

    Try a toastie (grilled cheese) with tomato dip or a delicious mac 'n' cheese on their lunch menu: Read more

    Juice Magazine · May 1, 2012
  • Emily L.

    The feta is amazing...its imported and made with sheep and goat milk.

    Emily Lee · April 3, 2012
  • Kari L.

    The Pondhopper has a delicious IPA presence that makes it a soft cheese winner for me.

    Kari Lantz · March 31, 2012
  • Benjamin G.

    Guldenberg: the beer of triumphant comedians on Date Night.

    Benjamin Gran · March 14, 2012
  • Austin B.

    All of the folks behind the counter are friendly and knowledgeable. Ask them a question and they'll answer it and then some!

    Austin Bailey · January 18, 2012
  • A'Leisha S.

    1) go over to the wine bar, 2) Sit and have a glass of wine & a snack, 3) when cheese counter line dies down, go get some cheese to take home!

    A'Leisha Stefani · December 17, 2011
  • Kari L.

    St. Antoine Comte gets a thumbs-up. Big, versatile and delicious!

    Kari Lantz · December 15, 2011
  • Chris S.

    Do whatever CJ tells you, his passion for cheese knows no bounds! You'll leave happy, and that's a promise!

    Chris Seiberling · December 13, 2011
  • Marc H.

    Ask for a taste... you'll want to buy them all!

    Marc Hollander · November 17, 2011
  • Kerry W.

    New shop. Check it out

    Kerry Waughtal · November 5, 2011

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