What we do. A purveyor of hand-crafted cheeses, charcuterie, and specialty foods. We specialize in food pairings for all occasions, fine pantry items for cooking, and local and organic products for the conscious consumer. We have a kitchen with sandwiches, soups, and fine coffee. We offer classes and articles for our customers to learn more about cheese, pairings, and cooking.

Store Panorama

The Cheese Traveler offers a broad selection of artisan cheeses of all styles made from cow, goat, and sheep milk, and a wide array of jellies, jams, dried fruits, and savory accompaniments to create a balanced cheese plate. All cheeses can be tasted before purchase, are cut to order, and priced by the pound by expert cheesemongers.

Small Cheese Plate

Left to right: smoked duck breast, Le Meunier ash-ripened goat cheese, cornichons, Castleton crackers, marcona almonds, ramps, elderberry jam

Not just cheese. The store has a broad selection of fine cured meats from the U.S. and Europe, cured olives, pickles, specialty pastas, crackers, biscuits, as well as world-renowned, fine estate-produced chocolates and candies.

Featuring Tilldale Farm organic meats. The store exclusively carries local, organic, pasture-raised, heritage-breed beef and pork. Completely hormone-free and anti-biotic-free.

Location: 540 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY 12209. Click here for directions.

Contact: (518) 443-0440
thecheesetraveler (at) gmail (dot) com

Store hours:

Special Christmas Hours:

Saturday 12/21: 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 11/22: 11 AM – 5 PM

Monday 11/23: 11 AM – 6 PM

Tuesday 11/24: 10 AM – 4 PM

Wednesday 11/25: CLOSED to celebrate Christmas

Thursday 11/26: CLOSED for Boxing Day

Friday 12/27 – Sunday 12/29:   normal store hours

Monday 12/30:  11AM – 5PM

Tuesday 12/31: 11 am – 5 PM

Wednesday 1/1: CLOSED for New Year

Thursday 1/2:  resume normal hours


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