Craving cheese? Most of us cheese lovers start craving cheese the minute we hear about anything – pizza or wine, for example – associated with one of our favorite foods. Cure those cheese cravings when you visit these seven cheese wonderlands in Pennsylvania that sell an assortment of international and domestic cheeses
and some of which also serve scrumptious cheese-themed dishes.
1. The Grand Fromage – Skippack
Discover a delightful array of international cheeses at The Grand Fromage, a charming cheese shop in Skippack. Stock up on such delicious cheeses as the Charmoix Raw from Belgium and the Balarrina Aged Goat Gouda from the Netherlands. Of course, cheese may be the main attraction of the shop, but you’ll also find an assortment of meats, crackers, chocolate, and honey.
The Grand Fromage is located at 3910 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474.
2. The Cheese House – New Wilmington
Explore the 13,000-square-foot Cheese House, a dream come true for cheese lovers. The massive cheese shop boasts a selection of more than 100 imported and domestic cheeses, which means you’ll likely find all of your favorites
and discover some new ones. Stock up on such cheeses as Asiago, blueberry cheddar, and bacon cheese. Don’t forget to check out the Amish baked goods, the homemade jams, and the gifts, too.
The Cheese House is located at 3356 PA-208, New Wilmington, PA 16142.
3. Mac Mart – Philadelphia
Not many of us can resist a creamy bowl of mac and cheese, right? Well, next time you’re craving traditional or mac and cheese with a twist, make a beeline for Mac Mart in Philadelphia. The charming restaurant serves a variety of mac and cheeses – from the BBQ bacon bowl to the crabby mac. Or, opt for a classic bowl of mac and cheese.
Mac Mart is located at 104 S 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
4. Chantal’s Cheese Shop – Pittsburgh
Stop by Chantal’s Cheese Shop for a deliciously cheesy lunch and to stock up on your favorite cheeses. The charming cheese shop serves both a grilled cheese special and the cheese tray special, which comes with chips or a cookie and a drink. Then, check out the more than 100 domestic and international cheeses, including smoked gouda, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, and Mad River Blue.
Chantal’s Cheese Shop is located at 4402 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
5. September Farm – Honey Brook
Looking for a delightful way to spend a few hours? Then head to September Farm, a cheese farm that makes its own cheese. Meander through the cheese stop, brimming with a variety of cheeses, including gouda and cheddar. Of course, you’ll also find a selection of jellies, mustard, butters, and homemade baked goods. Make time for a meal at the Sandwich Shop, too.
September Farm is located at 5287 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344.
6. MeltKraft – Philadelphia
Mmm..mmm…sometimes nothing beats an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich. MeltKraft in Reading Terminal Market and in Rittenhouse serve a scrumptious selection of grilled cheese sandwiches. In the mood for a classic grilled cheese sandwich? They’ve got it. Prefer something a little bolder – like grilled cheese topped with mac and cheese? They’ve got that, too.
MeltKraft is located at 51 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
7. Carlino’s Market – Ardmore and West Chester
Love cheese? Then you’ll definitely love Carlino’s Market, which sells more than 180 different kinds of cheese. Once you’ve stocked up on cheeses, browse the rest of the shop, brimming with homemade pasta, Italian sauces, and bread. If you’re hungry, order a slice of pizza, a salad, a sandwich, or a pasta dish.
Carlino’s Market is located at 2616 E. County Line Rd., Ardmore, PA 19003 and 128 West Market St., West Chester, PA 19382.
What are your favorite cheese wonderlands in Pennsylvania? Let us know in the comments! And, if you love cheese, you just might fall in love with the steak and cheese pizza at Duke’s Pizza.
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