At The Cheese Shop of Salem, you'll find amazing cheese, lovingly made wines, cured meats, hand-crafted beers, gourmet goodies, exotic spices, sauces, ciders and more! Order a cheese platter, attend a wine tasting, and get to know our staff of passionate food-obsessed mongers as they guide you to a whole new taste experience.
Goat’s milk cheese: Love it or Leave it? Love it! Goat’s milk creates incredibly diverse and flavor-packed cheese full of nuances that range from nutty to herbal to tangy to sweet. This class will inform you about the different kinds of delicious goat cheese that our cheese case has to offer, including, of course, the cult favorite of Aussie Magic (a goat’s milk blend from Australia). Explore the varieties of aging goat’s milk cheese including fresh, fresh-aged, and aged. Learn all about the varying food and wine pairings with goat cheese. Goat big or goat home!
Enjoy a diverse selection of 5-6 goat cheeses alongside wine/beer and gourmet pairings.
Join us this Halloween season for an extensive overview of beer (hops) and cheese (curds). A Cheddar with a lager or an ale? Brie with a saison or an IPA? Join us for a guided Halloween tasting, a little bit of science, and a lively discussion about how to create perfect beer and cheese pairings!
Over the course of the 1.5-hour class, enjoy 5 different beers alongside 5 cheeses and gourmet pairings.
October in Salem gets spooky. And cheesy. Don’t worry…we’re here for all of your spooky and cheesy cravings this Halloween season! For this class, we’ve chosen some of our favorite Halloween cheese (Red Witch, anyone?) and we’re pairing them with fall brews and gourmet offerings. Take a break from the Salem Halloween crowds, join us in our cozy shop, and eat and drink the night away with some of the best cheeses around!
Enjoy a diverse selection of 5-6 spoooooky cheeses alongside wine/beer and gourmet pairings.
Our intro to cheese course is all about the important basics: What are the main styles of cheese? What types of milk are used in cheesemaking and why? How do I describe what I'm tasting?
Cheese 101 will arm you with knowledge to take your cheese obsession to the next level. Enjoy a guided tasting by your resident expert cheesemongers, tips on sensory analysis, and a chance to geek out with fellow cheese nerds!
Enjoy a diverse selction of 8 cheeses alongside gourmet and wine/beer pairings.