Carmel Plaza, Ocean and Junipero, Carmel
One of the great treasures of Monterey County can be found in a modest, old world cheese shop. Visitors to the area, or at least those with tastebuds, must not miss it. At the same time, locals must not be fooled by grocery stores that stock fancy-sounding cheeses. The Carmel Cheese Shop has no parallel. It carries the very best of what a fine grocer might offer as well as the rare and hard-to-find artisan products of small producers, each carefully selected by owner Kent Torrey and staff. Walk in the door and a passionate staffer will slice a fresh taste from a gorgeous hunk of cheese for your delight. You will be hooked.