My favorite local stop… great cheeses, soups and a friendly expert staff. Samples and insights are part of the experience that’s always fun and delicious.
Totally worth the trip! Amazing experience, no pressure, just friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. Thank you Stephanie for your patience and wonderful suggestions. The Brie was so incredible…the Canadian cheddar…the porcini salami..the Italian cheese with balsamic, as you suggested. I can’t thank you enough!
-Lynda Regalis Everitt
We stopped here two years ago and had to find it again! Not knowing the name or town we managed to find it. We won’t forget the name or town again! Everyone was so helpful and we purchased everything we sampled!!! Sure to be back again soon!
Stopped in for the first time today upon the recommendation of a friend and wasn’t disappointed. Amazing selection of world class cheeses and the owner and staff are knowledgeable and super friendly. I’ll be back. Often.
Love this place. They are very friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to taste any of the cheeses before we bought them. Only problem is we wish they were closer to us but they are worth the 1 1/4 hour drive. We are never disappointed when we go there.
We were leisurely driving through the area and stopped because we had heard glowing reports and had tasted the cheese before. They were very friendly, let us taste multiple cheeses and we left with cheese, fresh baguettes, bread and crackers! Highly recommend!
-Roberta Caristo White
What a wonderful shop. The cheeses are unlike any you would find in a grocery store. The staff is absolutely phenomenal. Well worth the fifty minute drive I make to feed my cheese addiction.
Heaven on earth…
This is now my go to cheese shop when I come into Connecticut.
-Totally unassuming little shop with the friendliest people. Very knowledgeable about pairings, ideas for cooking and just general yumminess. Worth the trip from Farmington.
The best cheese shop in Connecticut!
-Joanne E. Masin
What a treasure of a shop.
-Grace Drapeau Lussier
Holy delicious cheese!! I stopped in here after a business meeting and could not be more happy that I did!
I’m not sure I’ve ever met someone who knows more about cheese.
Love their cheeses!
I came in to learn about specific cheeses that pair well with our Traditional Aged 18-year Dark Balsamic Vinegar & Black Mission Fig Balsamic. Paul took the time with me giving me samples and an education… Thank you Paul…
A big thank you to the Cheese Shop of Centerbrook! I served your fabulous cheese platter last night and it was a huge hit, absolutely delicious!
Best Cheese Shop ever…..
We LOVE your shop! Every Opening we have had it is a MUST to have your cheese! We will be there again this Saturday to get more cheese. Thank you SO much for your wonderful offerings!
Who needs sun when you have cheese and prosecco???!!!!! Poolside!
You are all so friendly, helpful, and generous. I will return – thank you for a great experience and a sack of lovely cheeses to enjoy.
Visited the shop this morning. I thought I was back in France.
This place is awesome. Stop in but don’t be in a rush. Take the time to see what’s all there. Bread, cheese and hard meats; it’s really good.
A big thank you to Centerbrook Cheese Shop!!!! I served your fabulous cheese platter last night and it was a huge hit, absolutely delicious!!!
Best Cheese Shop ever…..Had the most wonderful experience at The Cheese Shop. The owners are amazing; I felt like I was sitting in my kitchen with an old friend trying new things. Will return over and over again – thank you.
Definitely a foodie day trip worth taking! Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Thanks so much for your great service!
I love all the cheeses here.
This place is a must-visit.
We LOVE your shop! Every Opening we have had it is a MUST to have your cheese! We will be there again this Saturday to get more cheese- thank you SO much for your wonderful offerings!
My first visit there was today — you are all so friendly, helpful, and generous. I will return – thank you for a great experience and a sack of lovely cheeses to enjoy.
What can I say? Yummy!
-Kathryne L. Wright
I had my first visit to your shop Saturday, 10/5/13. I was delighted at the variety of cheeses and meats available. I was in cheese heaven!!! You let me try everything that I wanted to buy, so I would not be disappointed when I got home, and then some. It was so hard to choose, so difficult, that I came back a couple hours later to get more before I left your area. Definitely a foodie day trip worth taking!! Thank you for a wonderful experience.
This is a wonderful cheese shop. All the staff are friendly and know their cheeses. I love going in and just having a sample of cheddar or Swiss.
Found the Cheese Shop of Centerbrook today on chowhound.com, went for a visit and loved it. I will be back for more soon!
-Nancy Carr de Genarro
LOVE this shop…..and whoa…the samples were to die for!!
Finally made it in today and the only regret I have is that I waited so long to go! Nick helped us sample a wide variety of delicious cheeses from all over! Nick listened to what we liked and every suggestion was perfect. He was very knowledgeable and fun! Dinner tonight was a selection of meat and cheeses that reminded us of our European travels. Many thanks for a wonderful experience. Looking forward to the next adventure!
You can find Howard’s Bread here. Best French-style bread in the area.
Thanks to Shoreline Perks, I discovered your wonderful cheese (and more) shop. Thank you for your knowledge and extremely warm and welcoming customer service, The hub of activity in your shop is a testement to this!
What a great selection of imported cheese! I just returned from a trip to Italy and was craving some of the excellent cheese I had overseas. I found you through Ink magazine and was not disappointed with the choices I made. Thank you for the complimentary samples in an effort find my favorites! I will be back soon!!
The only place to get gourmet cheese and Italian meats is Centerbrook Cheese Shop – very helpful in choosing new cheeses.
Congratulations!!! I couldn’t be happier for you guys. Patty and I will stop in soon to check out what I am sure is the best Cheese Shop anywhere! See you soon, Fred
I think I died and went to heaven when I walked into Paul’s cheese shop. Visiting home from LA, it was a such a pleasure to find someone so knowledgeable, friendly, and displaying an amazing assortment of cheeses. I was so happy and pleased with his recommendations, I came back a second day for more. This will be my first stop after the wine store on my next visit home. Look for my blog post this week at http://www.peggyandfritz.blogspot.com featuring The Centerbrook Cheese Shop! Bravo wish you all the BEST!
Awesome cheese and meat selection. Helpful, knowledgeable, honest staff. Try before you buy and lots of samples around the store. Definite thumbs up!
Had no idea you even existed until today, thank you Shoreline Perks! Can’t wait to come see your place with my husband this weekend!
The best cheese man EVER is now in Centerbrook. No one knows more about cheese than Paul. The patrons are in good hands.
We absolutely loved the cheese shop! Tons of samples from the friendly staff made this a stop for every time we’re in town! Thanks so much!! PS-the black olive hot pepper spread is to dieeee for!
-Rachel and Mike
I just lovvve cheese and I’m so happy to have a cheese shop nearby with very reasonable prices and great selection. I stop by at least once a week for some cheese! Paul’s knowledge is just awesome…the coffee is good, the bread… I could just go on and on about what a great place this is!
Congrats on a great first two years! We love you!
Love, Love, Love your shop! You have a wonderful diversity of products, warm and friendly atmosphere, and so close to home. Best of luck with continued success.
Wonderful, knowledgeable folks who enjoy their profession and want you to enjoy your visit. Offered tastings to show me the variety of the palate that they have to offer. Excellent. The Epoisses was a nice treat, thanks for sharing. Still enjoying the Stilton, Gjetoast and Crucolo. Nice site!
Awesome selection and service. Such a pleasure to shop so close to home.
What a fabulous store. We loved finding everything we needed for our Christmas celebration. The cranberry cheddar spread was a HUGE hit. We’ll be regulars.
-Len Goldberg and Dianne Hunt-Mason