Ideal Cheese Shop

New York’s Top Gourmet Cheese Shop

Step into Ideal Cheese Shop and you will be greeted from wall-to-wall with cheese from all around the world. For over 60 years, this has been the go-to spot for gourmet cheese in New York City. From rich, buttery Vacherin Swiss cheese to an amazing truffle Brie filled with mascarpone and summer truffles, Ideal Cheese stocks over 250 cheeses from 17 different countries. To this day, they’ve kept their small, mom and pop image—everything is done old-school, orders written by hand, totaled on a calculator and rung up on an old-fashioned register. Need to up your wine soirees or date nights? Start here.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Ideal Cheese Shop has been featured in Forbes, New York Magazine, Time Out and more.

Ideal Cheese Shop

New York’s Top Gourmet Cheese Shop

Step into Ideal Cheese Shop and you will be greeted from wall-to-wall with cheese from all around the world. For over 60 years, this has been the go-to spot for gourmet cheese in New York City. From rich, buttery Vacherin Swiss cheese to an amazing truffle Brie filled with mascarpone and summer truffles, Ideal Cheese stocks over 250 cheeses from 17 different countries. To this day, they’ve kept their small, mom and pop image—everything is done old-school, orders written by hand, totaled on a calculator and rung up on an old-fashioned register. Need to up your wine soirees or date nights? Start here.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Ideal Cheese Shop has been featured in Forbes, New York Magazine, Time Out and more.