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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 - 7pm

Wednesdays: 11am - 7pm

Thursdays: 11am - 7pm

Fridays: 11am - 7pm

Saturdays: 10am - 6pm

Sundays: 12pm = 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 - 7pm

SATURDAY: 10am - 6pm

SUNDAY: 12pm - 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: WINE RETAIL ASSOCIATE

Posted August 1, 2017

We are looking for a part-time or full-time Wine Retail Associate to join the team! Candidates must have well-rounded wine knowledge (beer knowledge is a plus too!), the ability to sell in a retail environment, and a focus on customer service. Certification in wine education is a plus. This position includes all of the aforementioned tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Receive deliveries and participate in ordering and re-ordering wine and beer
  • Stock and merchandise wine, beer and grocery inventory
  • Maintain clean, orderly, well-organized shelves and displays
  • Write and execute shelf talkers and marketing materials
  • Facilitate wine tastings, classes and special events
  • Provide customers with service that is efficient, patient and friendly
  • Maintain sanitary, food-safe workspace

Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Ability to be on your feet all day
  • Knowledge of wine regions and wine production methods
  • Familiarity in the evaluation and assessment of wine 
  • Experience in sales/customer service industry
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Availability to work weekend and holiday hours
  • A positive attitude and the desire to learn
  • A PASSION FOR WINE

Compensation 

  • This position is a paid hourly position; $11.00 - $16.00 hourly wage range based on experience.

Please direct your cover letter and résumé to wine@thecheeseshopofsalem.com.