About Us

Welcome to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines. Proudly offering over 100 artisan and farmhouse cheeses, craft beer and wine, and cured meats for sale, plus events and workshops.

— C.J. and Kari Bienert, owners.

And now, introducing Cheese Bar!

Our full menu is now available only at Cheese Bar - the new home of Soon-to-be-World-Famous Cast-Iron Mac & Cheese, grilled cheeses to die for, house-made charcuterie, 30 beers, cider and mead on tap, and 18 wines by the glass.

Classes & Events

Ever wanted The Cheese Shop all to yourself? Now you can! Join a class or Rent the Shop for your {smallish} event.

All classes and events are held at The Cheese Shop (directions). Arrive at 6 pm to mingle and give thanks, then at 6:30 pm we will begin sharing our cornucopia of knowledge. As much as we'd like to have room for everyone at the table, reservations are required and class space is limited. To reserve, please call 515 528 8181.


Check out our How To Order page for everything you need to know about catering and shipping.