Concord Cheese Shop

We love food. We love to eat. We love what we do. All the way. There is a precious intimacy, particularly in a harried world like ours, in the exchange of food between strangers. The personal connection between each of us and you is of the highest priority. Each new employee is asked what they think we sell here. The answers vary, and some think they’re right with “fine foods” or “fresh food” but that’s not it. We offer a customer experience. Here, you are served – yes, there is the necessary of exchange of goods and cash, but we are here because we believe in a considered and compassionate and playful customer experience. One must eat to live, but why would one leave it at that? We are here to advocate on behalf of the food, where is comes from and who makes it, and we are here to advocate on behalf of you, for you to relish what you eat, and be nourished in body and in mind.

Contact Information

29 Walden Street Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-369-5778

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Reviews

Robert P.   June 2, 2024
The excellent cheeses and a lot of wine options also. Very friendly staff. Still has the quaint village look and feel.
Faith D.   May 14, 2024
1) they were amazing regarding my celiac disease. The lovely young man making my sandwich immediately washed his hands and changed his gloves. 2) the tuna...
Keith M   April 23, 2024
Ordered 2 lbs of “ Middle Age Spread” called something different now shipped to Central Florida. I used to get this back in the 90s The service was awesome Business preformed like they actually want to be helpful Wow Thank you!!!
Elisa S.   March 29, 2024
Lovely lovely shop! So many wines, cheeses, charcuterie. Everything you need for a great party... with a very warm welcome:)) definitely recommend!!
Reagan Luce   February 11, 2024
Such an incredible shop! Peter is incredibly kind and knowledgeable, and took the time to help me discover some new and incredibly unique and delicious cheeses! I live in Virginia, but will be prioritizing a return to the cheese shop every time I visit Massachusetts!
Dee Hamp   January 27, 2024
The don't have things I use to buy there any more. Harney's Cranberry Tea, They don't have the specialty champagne mustard any more. There was a manager there that was amazing a few years back she brought in many new items and the atmosphere was much friendlier. I hope they will get these back again.
K K.   January 11, 2024
Salmon cake was delicious. Comes with homemade tarter sauce. Beet salad and a chick pea salad made for a terrific dinner.
streetport13b iv   November 19, 2023
Everytime I'm in the area, I stop by here to shop the different varieties of cheese and chocolates. The employees are helpful with selection. Great people here.
Frederick S.   October 31, 2023
Expensive but great place to splurge with a great selection of canned seafood. The delicious staff is also very helpful. Staff told us about the half...
Jeff M   August 26, 2023
Come here for an education in different varieties of cheese. You can describe what you like and their staff will make recommendations and give you a teeny taste. Most of their cheeses are not going to be found at the supermarket. Come here for something more extraordinary.
John D.   August 20, 2023
Love love love the Cheese Shop! Always fun to discover new cheeses, and their deli counter is hard to beat.
Beth Baniszewski   August 16, 2023
An enormous variety of cheeses, wines, crackers, and chocolate. Helpful staff who will give you samples. I only wish their hours were longer.
Pranjal Dhariwal   July 14, 2023
This was an amazing shop to get any kind of cheese and the best part is they explain it so well with patience the best suited cheese we might need. I got it for india from there and it was perfect.
Ryan Walther   July 2, 2023
Overpriced but they have some very nice cheeses and other imported foods including wine and chocolate. If you get a sandwich, recommend getting the ciabatta instead of the baguette...the baguette crust was very soft, not at all flaky.
Samantha Veldhuis   June 29, 2023
This place has it all - the smell of cheese hits you as soon as you walk in, which is always a good sign of fun new cheeses to try. They seem to always be busy, but have a good number system to wait on customers, similar to a deli, and when it's your turn, you can try some cheeses before you buy. While you wait for your turn, there's plenty to find - charcuterie related treats from different parts of the world, cracker selections, and granite cheese boards, just to name a few. Plus an extensive wine selection with knowledgeable staff if you're looking for some recommendations. And if that's not enough, they also have a sandwich counter at the back along with various antipastos - perfect for a quick lunch!
Ryan B.   June 15, 2023
Quality cheese monger and high-end grocer with a broad selection of cheeses, meats and prepared foods. We selected 5 cheeses, 3 meats with a lot of help...
Andrew T.   May 11, 2023
This place is a vibe, unique, and everything you want in a cheese shop. The staff was great at explaining the questions I had. I forget the name of my...
Anna M.   April 11, 2023
Friendly helpful and well informed service, can be a bit crowded but if you go during non-touristy times it is a very cute place and the food is delicious....
Bryce Reynolds   April 9, 2023
We’ve been going to the Concord Cheese Shop for 20+ years at this point and it’s always such a delight. Great service with quick recommendations. Amazing selection of cheese and wine. Just an all around great shop
J H.   January 3, 2023
Great service and very informative regarding cheeses and wine. Yummy sandwiches too!!
Megan Chase   December 22, 2022
They always make the best recommendations. Love the variety of cheese and wine selection.
Matt S.   December 18, 2022
Cabot's maxes out the sophistication of my cheese palette but the deli food & sandwiches are absolutely fantastic. They no longer have any seating (thank...
Scott N.   November 29, 2022
Bought an incredible smoked cheese here. The super friendly staff allowed me to try three different cheeses before I bought it. It looks like they serve...
Julie H.   November 15, 2022
I love everything about The Concord Cheese Shop. Delicious cheese to make your charcuterie board. Amazing wines. Sandwiches made to order at the deli are...
Lee Lipski   November 6, 2022
Fantastic place to find cheeses and meats from all over the world. Definitely recommended if you're planning a party with wine and charcuterie. Great food in the deli area (try the chicken salads). Can get crowded at times do don't forget to treasure a number!
Douglas S.   October 19, 2022
We love the Concord cheese shop. It is a special place to visit in Concord. You can get just about any kind of cheese that is in existence there. The staff...
BD M.   October 16, 2022
Wow !!! Come for the cheese -- stay for the sandwiches!! Loved this shop since I was a little girl and my parents would stop In. Bit of nostalgia but also...
Jeffrey L.   October 4, 2022
This place is a local gem. Fantastic cheeses,wines and dry goods along with a great sandwich menu.
Kim Edgar   August 13, 2022
As always, great selection of high quality deli selections, plus wide variety of specialty cheeses and wines with a knowledgeable attentive staff! Masks still asked for as the space is small and cheeses are front and center. Masks given on request if you are without one.
Leona C.   July 31, 2022
Super great spot to pick up some high quality cheese, meats, and more for a picnic! The staff there was super helpful with picking out some cheeses with you...
T A   July 17, 2022
Look, there's no doubt the cheeses are expensive, but they are WORTH IT! These arent your usual Kraft singles they're selling there,these are REAL CHEESES. from at least 15 countries, cows, sheep, goat mild, hard, soft, semi soft. They talk to you, find what your tastes are and match you with the perfect tasting cheese. Again, treat yourself. IT'S SO WORTH IT!!
Ron E.   June 24, 2022
This is where you get the good stuff. You know it's good the minute your inside and you fill your lungs with that delicious aroma.
Bryn Dews   June 10, 2022
We had the Rachel which was very tasty and filling. The chocolate chunk cookie was scrumptious. Staff are friendly, helpful, and quick to help. The cheese counter is novelty presented, the young woman waiting on me did a good job describing the options.
Melissa P.   June 4, 2022
GREAT cheese, GREAT wine. Mike in the wine shop is such a great recommender of wine! This place is such a little gem.
lee k.   May 28, 2022
We went in to browse and the wine person (possibly the owner) was so knowledgeable about wine. I'm kind of stuck in my ways when it comes to wine that I...
Michael Cook   May 21, 2022
Holy CHEESUS! Not only a great selection of cheeses but sooooo many amazing little jars and bottles and bags of crazy good things. And some really fantastic locally sourced, small batch beers and ciders. And of course wine! The deli is also fantastic. Great smiles and service - a friendly gent spent spent quite a bit of time with us explaining how they sourced the beer and ciders. First time back since about 1985 and it's still fantastic.
Robert Kukla   May 15, 2022
I had their chicken salad with grapes and pecans on baguette, delicious. Also a brick of petit agour. Wonderful on all sort of crackers.
William C.   May 6, 2022
The best cheese selection in the Greater Boston region. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended if you are looking for the best cheese...
Nancy Gold   February 1, 2022
I feel extremely lucky to live within a reasonable driving distance of the Concord Cheese Shop. This wonderful shop is an old world, old school, extremely thoughtfully curated gourmet shop. Going there is like going back in time to the era of S.S. Pierce when Julia Child was still living, and it brings brings back the delight of discovering the many delicacies of Europe anew! The wine buyer, Mike, helped me find a spectacular wine to serve with a special seafood stew I was making for my sister, who was visiting. We were blown away by the bottle and the service and, of course, the cheeses. You will get a side of eduction with your purchases if that is what you enjoy. The proprietor has a map on the wall that he delights in pointing you to as he describes the origins of his wares. You are also able to taste the cheeses before purchasing, to make sure they are what you had in mind!! If only there were 6 or 7 or 8 stars... this place merits as many stars as can be!! AND they make great sandwiches and other foods.
Yuk L.   January 2, 2022
This cheese shop is the bomb. Great selection of cheeses, spreads and crackers. There is a wine section with many great choices and very reasonably priced....
woodcharli   December 18, 2021
Great wine section with a very nice gentleman who listened to what we were looking for and recommended a great wine that was a perfect accompaniment to our dinner that evening. And now the cheese...oh the cheese!!! So many countries, types and tastes! Again, someone was ready to assist and helped us pick out the right cheeses for what we needed. Fabulous service!
E Ahlin   November 29, 2021
Unique shop for the foodie and wine enthusiasts among others. Recommend visiting if intrigued.
Kenneth Eaton   November 18, 2021
Do you like cheese? They have it, a lot of it. But we came for the deli and walked away happy. I rode out with the Black Stallion and my compadre chose the caprese. Both excellent, and the cheese mongers and deli devils were very pleasant! I'll be back.
Kristen Bingham   November 16, 2021
It smells just like you'd think it smells. Great customer service, they helped me choose cheese to go with some Quince jam I chose and helped me feel comfortable. Will definitely go back!
Bernard Farrell   September 16, 2021
Too many cheeses to choose from, but the service was extremely helpful in pointing out cheeses that would be a good fit for what I like. It's a shame there's no sampling, but understandable. I've never been disappointed by any type of cheese I've purchased. Today I found a crystalline Gouda that is just excellent.
David Smalley   April 23, 2021
Awe-inspiring selection of cheese and specialty food items, dispensed by super friendly & knowledgable staff. Well-curated wine, cider and craft beer. Yes, it can (does) get insanely busy at lunch, but the all-star deli team rocks it out! What Tom below took for rudeness is most likely extreme concentration under pressure. One of Concord's true gems, may it shine forever!
Jeff Hunt   April 13, 2021
Phenomenal cheese selection, excellent service, plus an extremely knowledgeable wine expert.
Don Pearson   March 18, 2021
Terrific sandwiches, great selection of cheeses and good wine picks! Staff very well informed and friendly too.
Leslie F.   March 10, 2021
A very special cheese shop, with wonderful selection and a knowledgeable, helpful staff. I love the sandwiches, prepared food, and the wine selection too!...
Greg Ludlow   December 30, 2020
Went to get our Christmas Cheese. Great selection & helpful staff. Limited numbers allowed inside.
Betsy Allo   December 6, 2020
Nice curation of wines you wouldn't normally find from wine regions all over the world. For a moment you forget you're a shop and feel like are in someone's personal cellar! The cheese selections are also just as intriguing.
Mike Wicks   November 18, 2020
Awesome deli meats, subs and the best selection of cheeses I've ever seen in the Boston area!
Payam Z.   November 15, 2020
This really is a special spot which I wish was a bit closer to me. I last visited on a beautiful sunny day where they were making grilled cheese sandwiches...
Sunessa “Sunny” Schettler   October 24, 2020
I had a lovely cheese selection. Though busy on the weekends, they adhere to good social distancing and safety through their store. Would return!
Sunessa Schettler   October 24, 2020
I had a lovely cheese selection. Though busy on the weekends, they adhere to good social distancing and safety through their store. Would return!
Pat D.   October 24, 2020
I don't leave reviews, this place deserves it. Get the French picnic. Life changing. That is all.
Bernadette A.   September 28, 2020
Love this place! Great selection of wine and cheese...not to mention other delicious treats for r sweet tooth.
Garrett M.   September 21, 2020
Great sandwiches and wide selection of cheese, wine, and other snacks. Highly recommend!
Polly H.   August 6, 2020
Love Love Love The Best Cheese Shop in the world. Today, though, It was not the warm, happy, welcoming store of the past. I think, if the owners are super...
Christine Chao   July 23, 2020
This place has everything you need to create the perfect wine and cheese night! Very knowledgeable staff - ordered some great Brie from France here.
Maya Minkin   July 19, 2020
The Concord Cheese Shop has the most professional and knowledgeable staff. We especially want to thank Steve with whom we had a virtual wine and cheese tasting once before. For this event we placed an order for a family party and Steve made a video to accompany fifteen wonderful cheeses. The video provided the family with such insight and learning about the cheese makers and cheese at large. This was a great way to enjoy good cheese and learn a great deal. Thank you to the staff for great cheese and great narration!! (The wine in pic is not from the cheese shop, but they have excellent wines). Celiac friendly and safe in terms of gluten free practices.
charles kreysa   July 15, 2020
Always great and tasty cheeses. Enjoy!
M. Kaseweter   July 14, 2020
Lacks the full cheese-buying experience, with COVID-19 precautions in place.
S. V.   June 30, 2020
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Zachary Donaldson   December 29, 2017
Wonderful Selection! If you go make sure you talk to Stacey, great customer service and knowledge about my selection. It was busy but I can see why, can’t beat awesome cheese and a historic location. My fondue will be perfect.
Diana Nguyen   December 26, 2017
If I had to describe heaven on Earth, it would look pretty similar to The Concord Cheese Shop. When you walk in, there is a whole counter top and fridge full of all the types of cheeses one could ever want to sample. To the right are shelves full of wine, specialty teas, and all the snacks and accompaniments you’d want. In the back corner, there’s a deli counter with sandwiches and salami. If there’s a lot of people, the process is you take a yellow ticket and wait to be called up to get serviced. If you don’t need anything cut or portioned, you won’t need a ticket. I ended up spending about $100 for two bottles of wine ($6 each from Portugal), 6 cheeses, cashews, salami, and amazing customer service. It’s a little pricey, but you pay for the quality of the cheeses, well worth it, especially since you get to sample the cheeses before you get them. Sometimes the people at the counter will cut too much and will share some with other people. But all the staff are wicked knowledgeable on the cheeses so just share some things that you’re looking for and they’ll give you some ideas of what to get! It can be quite busy around the holidays (especially when I went 3 days before Christmas), so make sure you’re not in a rush. Parking can be tricky since it’s in Downtown Concord, but there’s a ton of street parking in the area. I hope you enjoy this shop as much as I do!
Diana Nguyen   December 26, 2017
If I had to describe heaven on Earth, it would look pretty similar to The Concord Cheese Shop. When you walk in, there is a whole counter top and fridge full of all the types of cheeses one could ever want to sample. To the right are shelves full of wine, specialty teas, and all the snacks and accompaniments you’d want. In the back corner, there’s a deli counter with sandwiches and salami. If there’s a lot of people, the process is you take a yellow ticket and wait to be called up to get serviced. If you don’t need anything cut or portioned, you won’t need a ticket. I ended up spending about $100 for two bottles of wine ($6 each from Portugal), 6 cheeses, cashews, salami, and amazing customer service. It’s a little pricey, but you pay for the quality of the cheeses, well worth it, especially since you get to sample the cheeses before you get them. Sometimes the people at the counter will cut too much and will share some with other people. But all the staff are wicked knowledgeable on the cheeses so just share some things that you’re looking for and they’ll give you some ideas of what to get! It can be quite busy around the holidays (especially when I went 3 days before Christmas), so make sure you’re not in a rush. Parking can be tricky since it’s in Downtown Concord, but there’s a ton of street parking in the area. I hope you enjoy this shop as much as I do!
Bryn Weiler   February 27, 2017
So many amazing options here and the cheesemongers are so helpful in finding the right cheese. The takeaway sandwiches are great too.