About Us

Our store expanded in 2018 – Adding a Sandwich Shop and Seating Area, Hundreds of New Items, and More Space for You to Visit Us More Comfortably!
Front Store

Front Porch

Front Entrance

The Cheese Shop started on the back porch of the Hershberger family in the early 1960’s. Mr. Hershberger’s desire to share the quality cheeses produced in his home State of Ohio with the residents of Stuarts Draft inspired him to begin selling them on his back porch. In the early 1980’s the Beiler family purchased The Cheese Shop and expanded the bulk foods selection, moving the store into the basement of his home.

The present store was built in the early 1990’s and allowed The Cheese Shop to offer sliced cheeses and deli meats. Today, our customers walk from their homes nearby or visit us from as far away as California and Europe. The helpful staff at The Cheese Shop is happy to answer customers’ cooking and baking questions, even if it means searching the internet while the customer continues shopping. Many of our spices are priced less than half of those found in the supermarket. Our high quality and unique cheeses are also offered at bargain prices when compared with most other stores. Our customers enjoy the unique snack selection, gluten free products, jams and jellies, old-fashioned candies, and hard-to-find baking ingredients. We offer bargain-priced quick and old-fashioned oatmeal as well as many other grains, organic rice, and much more.

We are located just five minutes south of Interstate 64 exit 91 on Tinkling Spring Road (Route 608).




Steve Tess Thomas 5 STARS! Great cheese selection and great prices on spices. I make a special trip about 3-4 times a year to stock up. Best Farmers Cheese and German Bologna I have found.

Mary Kwie5 STARS! The best deli in town! Plus, they have every spice you could ever dream of buying! And the staff is the best!

Jennifer Gilbert Goss5 STARS! Great place with great prices. Love the access to PA Dutch favorites from home.

Megan Kennedy5 STARS! Great place for holiday baking, finding new things to try and alternative diets such as gluten free/organic/vegan options. I love the kettle corn vendors they have there too! One of the nicest places to shop, with a friendly, helpful staff. Keep up the good work! Thank you for supplying your community with great products!!!

Connie Sills5 STARS! Will be by this weekend. I like it a lot Ben going for 16 years now

Chuck Leber5 STARS! Wonderful bulk foods and spices. Old fashion soft drinks and candies. Phenomenal deli meats. We stop every time we go past Stuarts Draft.

Denise Benson5 STARS! I love this place & the great folks who work there! I always find different things you can’t find anywhere else. Just go & check it out it is so worth the visit.

Salinda Ponce5 STARS! Love this place. A lot to see and I love the cheese they have. Just wish I could be closer.

Jan Marshall Osborne5 STARS! Love this place! They carry hard to find ingredients.

Robert Walters5 STARS! Wonderful! Well worth the drive from Gordonsville! Will surely go back, good Lord bless!

Steven Walker5 STARS! Incredible store for spices, nuts, home made candies and much more.

Steve Leslie5 STARS! Awesome place

T.j. Starkey5 STARS! It is the best place to shop for great food! I love the cheese shop !!!