Inland Empire Food & Drink | Inland Empire Cheese Shops


Your search is over—you can find the best of the Inland Empire’s gourmet cheese shops right here. Whether it’s for an ingredient in a fancy meal or pairing it with a delicious wine, gourmet cheese is one of those foods that is perfect in any form.

Not sure what to expect from a gourmet cheese shop in the Inland Empire? For starters, the cheese is typically divided into four sections—bleu cheese, bloomy cheese, fresh and hard cheese, which makes it easier to find what you want. Then the selections are broken down by flavor. For instance, you may find cheese from Italy, Spain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and more!

Cheese samples are available and encouraged at many of our local cheese shops. How do you know what to buy if you don’t try it first?

Visit a local Inland Empire gourmet cheese shop near you! Bon Appetit!


Cheese Cave in Claremont

This shop is very different from the type of stores many of us have become accustomed to. Cheese Cave is a cut-to-order cheese shop that caters to each customer’s needs. Family owned and operated, this cheese shop also sells wines, local beers, honey, chocolates, olives, artisan meats and everything else you need to make a specialty gift basket.


Cheese and Wine Shoppe at Tom’s Farms in Corona

From specialty gift baskets featuring wine and cheese to wine tasting, beer tasting and more, this destination at Tom’s Farms is worth visiting. With over 600 varieties of wine, many of which are from Temecula Valley, you’ll find the perfect wine to pair with their delicious cheeses.


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European International Market & Deli in Riverside

After our columnist Sara visited this reputable deli, we know first-hand its selection of cheeses come recommended. While meats and cheeses are part of their specialty, there is so much more this market and deli has to offer. You can also shop here for savory European and Hungarian products to delicious desserts.


Gerrards Market in Redlands                   

The cheese selection at Gerrards is quite impressive. Offering hundreds of imported and domestic cheeses, some of which are paired with meats and wine, cheese lovers will definitely find what they’re looking for and a whole lot more! A specialty selection of products doesn’t stop with cheese—they also carry a huge variety of meats, produce, flowers, as well as a bakery and so much more!


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Temecula Valley Cheese Company in Temecula

Whether you choose to enjoy some of the finest cheeses in the world as prepared in their menu or if you prefer to get a gift box of something delicious, Temecula Valley Cheese Company will satisfy your need for quality cheese. They even have a Cheese Club for those who take cheese seriously.


Wolfe’s Market in Claremont     

The Meat & Deli Department at Wolfe’s Market is just one of its many specialty qualities. Their cheese selection includes Jarsberg, Jack, Hot Pepper Jack, Muenster, Havarti and more, which you can even get on a sandwich if you’d like. They offer lots of different party trays, some of which feature cheese like Cheese Trays, Meat and Cheese Trays and Meat, Cheese, Salad and Bread Trays.


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Are you preparing a gift bakset of gourmet foods? In addition to fine cheese, we have recommendations for where to purchase local wines, olives and more!


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