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Life is richer taken slowly and thoughtfully. We must consume food to survive, but as humans we are capable of elevating the act of eating to a sublime and deeply enriching experience. A trip to the Cheese Shop is a respite from the anxious business of the day, a moment to taste and to savor. That attentiveness is packed in your bag along with your purchases and sent home with you, to settle into a beautiful evening and richly laden table shared with your loved ones and friends.

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Mondays: CLOSED

Tuesdays: 11am to 7pm

Wednesdays: 11am TO 7pm

Thursdays: 11am to 7pm

Fridays: 11am TO 7pm

Saturdays: 10am TO 6pm

Sundays: 12pm to 5pm

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Wine Tastings

 Fridays 5-7pm and Saturdays 4-6pm

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THE CHEESE SHOP OF SALEM

45 LAFAYETTE STREET 

SALEM, MA  01970

Tel: (978) 498-4820

HOURS OF OPERATION

TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 11am to 7pm

SATURDAY: 10am to 6pm

SUNDAY: 12pm to 5pm

Wine? Cheese? Yes, please!

As professional cheese geeks and wine nerds who are constantly tasting and talking about food, we’ve been hankering for an opportunity to bring you - our beloved friends and customers - even deeper into our world. We’ve been craving a platform where we can feature the extra-special, sometimes-limited, super-delicious products with which we are most obsessed. As such, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the latest and greatest program here at The Cheese Shop of Salem: Wine and Cheese Clubs! 

Here’s how it works. Each month, we will assemble a selection of our most fantastic and unique products. Sometimes these will be exclusive products that never even hit our shelves because of their limited availability, and other times these will be the items in our shop that happen to be tasting their most delicious, and should therefore not be missed. Most importantly, the products we share with you will always be made with integrity by top artisan producers whose methods we seek to honor and support. We will include tasting notes and background info to help contextualize the awesomeness of these items and their makers. Ultimately, our aim is to provide you with a “backstage pass” of sorts - a platform for in-depth tasting, learning, and dialogue about some of our favorite wines and cheeses. 

We are offering three different memberships:

The Wine Club
Includes 4 bottles of wine and detailed tasting notes for $80/month.

The Cheese Club
Includes 4 cheeses (approx. 1/3 lb. each) with delicious accompaniments and detailed tasting notes for $60/month.

The Ultimate Club
Includes the combo: 4 bottles of wine, 4 cheeses (approx. 1/3 lb. each), with delicious accompaniments and detailed tasting notes (and suggested pairings!) for $130/month.

Membership is for three consecutive months only, beginning the month after sign-up. On the first Friday of every month, our cheese and wine selections will be ready for in-store pick-up between 11AM and 7:00PM.

SIGN UP HERE!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are a new, small independent business with big dreams, and we are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals to join our team and help us achieve our goals! Located in historic downtown Salem, our shop features an extensive cut-to-order cheese selection, a boutique wine section, and a vast assortment of delicious charcuterie and grocery items.

Our primary mission is to share our love of food with our community. We have great respect for the hardworking artisans who craft the products we sell. We are especially committed to food that is made with integrity, according to traditional methods by individuals with whom we have relationships. Above all else, we are educators – we embrace the inherent complexities of cheese and wine, but strive to take the intimidation factor out of it.

We work hard, laugh often, and taste constantly!

If this sounds like an environment you’d enjoy, check out our employment opportunities below!

 

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OPEN POSITION: CHEESEMONGER

Posted February 3, 2017

 

Job Summary

We are looking for a full-time cheesemonger to join us behind our cheese counter! We sell our cheeses and cured meats cut-to-order, and these products require daily care. We receive frequent deliveries, prepare grilled cheese sandwiches, assemble platters and gift baskets, and maintain a beautifully merchandised store. More than anything, we believe in offering the highest level of service - we treat our customers like royalty, and strive to make people happy the moment they set foot in our store. This position includes all of the aforementioned tasks. Join our team and enter the fascinating world of cheese - we guarantee you’ll taste more than you ever imagined!

 

Responsibilities

o      Sell, cut, and wrap cheeses and charcuterie

o      Provide customers with service that is efficient, patient and friendly

o      Care for cheeses and cured meats

o      Maintain clean, organized, well-merchandised cases

o      Receive deliveries and manage inventory

o      Maintain sanitary, food-safe workspace

 

Requirements

o      Ability to be on your feet all day

o      Ability to lift up to 40lbs

o      Availability for weekend and evening hours

o      Attention to detail

o      A positive attitude and the desire to learn

 

Please send all inquiries and résumés to info@thecheeseshopofsalem.com.