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Containing both new cookbooks, and gently used donated cookbooks, our library touches on many topics.  The new cookbooks feature titles on cheesemaking, cheese appreciation and culinary.  The gently used donations cover a wide assortment of topics.  The gently-used collection are all sold for $5 each and 100% of proceeds are passed directly to a food closet.

Olive Oil Station

Bulk fustis contain local olive oil for you to sample with local bread.  The other local olive oils and vinegars can be sampled from the cheese counter. There are many award-winning examples for you to try!

Craft Beers and Sparkling Wines

The craft beer wall is restocked with seasonal selections featuring excellence in craft brewing locally, domestically, and internationally.  The sparkling wine selection includes two methode champenoise labels produced locally.  International selections are available in splits and full bottles.  We do not carry still wines as our shop is surrounded with wine tasting rooms within walking distance. We
always have at least one alcoholic gluten-free beverage (and non-alcoholic choices as well).

Cheese Counter

Cheese sampling is fun!  Let us treat you to a few tastes of cheeses you may not have heard of before.  Our cheesemongers help direct your sampling experience, and provide great information about each cheese. Since we carry approximately 80 different cheeses at any given time, your taste buds will never be bored!

Delectable Pantry

Our delectable pantry items, both 
sweet and savory, are chosen to 
accompany our cheese.
Local nuts, quince and figs,
honeys and jams (some spicy!), 
crackers, chocolates and dessert 
items are featured. A nice selection 
of gluten-free products are always
are available in any dollar amount 
for use on any product, class or 
service available at CHEESE CENTRAL. 


No need to invest in, or store, specialized cheese equipment. Traditional raclette grills, fondue pots for each type of fondue, and specialty crock pots for ease in party service are available to rent by day. All are inexpensive and vary by equipment type.

Grand Central Kitchen

The Grand Central Kitchen is more 
fun than your home dining room! 
Enjoy meeting new people while 
learning and eating in our culinary 
classes.  Our events can be a fun 
date night, a couples get-together, 
or a gift to share.  Private parties for 
all occasions are available.  Free demonstrations and special events 
take place throughout the year.

Featured Fromage:

Fiscalini, Modesto
Bandaged-Wrapped Cheddar

Award winning raw milk cheddar produced right here in our backyard!  Aged 15 months, wrapped in special cheese cloth for aging to develope that wonderful rind.  The paste exhibits fine texture and those crunchy crystals you love!  Use as a table cheese and an ingredient cheese (think Mac-n-Cheese!).  Delicious with red wines and beer.  

Featured Accompaniment:

Spicy Apple Garlic Jam

Crisp apples, sizzling jalapenos, and fresh garlic create this enlivened savory jam.  Award winning and a best seller!  This jam is a perfect addition to cheddar cheese, goat cheese, cream cheese, pork, chicken, and lamb.  So many choices to choose from!
Featured Brew:


These world-class Belgium ales have been produced in the same monastic setting since 1862.  Offered in three varieties. Creates the finishing touch to your cheesy dinner.  ​