Bedford Cheese Shop

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Bedford Cheese Shop
Photograph: Courtesy Alyse Whitney

Bedford Cheese Shop started in Williamsburg but has since expanded with an equally expansive, cheese-packed shop in Union Square. With 200 to 400 cheeses on average and a hearty charcuterie and pantry selection—from local chocolate to Italian pasta to all the pickles and olives you could ever want—it’s easy to assemble a gift for a friend or a smorgasbord for yourself. (If you can’t make decisions, it also offers platters, cheese-of-the-month clubs and pre-assembled baskets.) A handful of homemade spreads like hummus and addictive onion dip are also available to grab and go, plus sandwiches and house-made salads and roasted veggies. Some cheeses are cave-aged in house, and the shop specializes in fun yet detailed descriptions of cheese. (Example: Colston Bassett Stilton: “You would be a fool to let this buttery and warm-veined creation pass you by. Don’t be a fool. Really, it’s not charming at all.”)

By: Alyse Whitney


Venue name: Bedford Cheese Shop
Address: 265 Bedford Ave
Cross street: betyween Grand and 3rd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–9pm, Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 10am–8pm
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: AmEx, MC, V
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Jaime B

This place is dangerous, and I mean that in the best of ways. Honestly, after I discovered this place, I told myself I couldn't go here because I would spend $20/week on cheese easily. It's too much temptation. But truly, this is a fantastic cheese shop if you're looking for that. As soon as you walk in, you're hit with the smell. The staff is super knowledgeable and helpful. Went I went in looking for a couple of cheeses to gift to some friends and told the man at the counter that they needed to be okay out of the fridge for a couple of hours, he was so patient in helping me choose the right ones, and he let me try about six different cheeses before I bought the ones I wanted. There's also a good selection of crackers, chocolate and salami. This place is truly decadent.