We talk a lot about Michigan-made wine on the Around Michigan website. Now it’s time for wine’s perfect pair, cheese, to shine! Michigan has a variety of cheese stores that have made a name for themselves. Below are some of the best cheese shops throughout Michigan.
Locations in Farmington, Fenton, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Rochester, St. Joe, and Traverse City.
The Cheese Lady is well-known throughout Michigan, as you can see based on the number of locations they have throughout the state. Each shop is unique in its own way, but provides some of the best cheeses and also has wine available. Don’t forget to check out the exceptional crackers, fruit, and nuts also available at their stores.
Detroit Cheese Company
Located in the Eastern Market, the Detroit Cheese Company keeps it simple. They focus on providing the best cheese at the best prices. They also have great meat options to pair with your delicious cheese. Don’t forget to check them out when you’re shopping in the Eastern Market.
One of the most unique cheese stores on the list, Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery is located in Fennville, Michigan. They are a little bit of everything, a cheese shop with both goat milk and cow milk cheeses along with crackers to pair. The farm is great to visit in the fall too because of the onsite apple orchard.
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus has an amazing mouse “mascot” to pair with their cheese. They offer a variety of cheese spreads that they have become known for. While cheese is in their name, they have also expanded to salsas, dressings, mustard, and more that are worth checking out.
We mentioned that wine and cheese go well together, didn’t we? Leelanau Cheese in Suttons Bay, Michigan is a fun shop to visit and split up your wine tasting stops. Plus, it will get a little food in your belly so you can keep enjoying the wines. Leelanau Cheese is best known for Raclette cheese, a Swiss melting cheese. The shop also had a lot of great gift basket options that would be perfect for holidays or any special occasion.
Part of Rockford, Michigan’s cute downtown, Rockford Cheese Shop is a great place to shop for cheese! It’s a great place to go in and sample cheese before buying. They are also known in West Michigan for amazing charcuterie boards that are great for any party or get-together.
Wilson’s Cheese Shoppe is located in Pinconning, Michigan which is known for making cheese, specifically Pinconning cheese. Pinconning cheese is a yellow semi-hard cheese, often compared to cheddar and Colby cheese. Wilson’s Cheese Shoppe has a variety of other cheeses that are worth trying, including chocolate cheese! The Shoppe also makes their own fudge and has a variety of meats and wines to pair with your cheese.
Do you have a favorite Michigan cheese shop? Share it with us! We would love to visit more stores in the state.