Based on old-world ideals with a loyalty to our family of local and international food producers, we are a small, independently run business dedicated to the time honored traditions of the culinary and agricultural world.


Established in 2003, the Bedford Cheese Shop has spent the last 10+ years building a neighborhood store that welcomes both new and familiar faces. Appreciating the seasonality of cheese production, we work directly with farms in order to select cheeses at their perfect peak so as to provide a constantly evolving array of prime goodies.  Committed to our small staff of knowledgeable cheesemongers, we guarantee experts in the field who are happy to teach through taste, and have been trained in the art of properly maintaining cheese so that you can be assured of receiving the highest-quality products available. 

In 2012, we opened our second location in the Gramercy area of lower Manhattan which includes a 15-foot cheese case, three aging facilities, and an education and event space - the Homestead.  Proud of our focus on individualized, education-based customer service, we invite you to join us and learn about what we have to offer. Come and taste our cheeses, take a class with us, or just admire what we have to offer.