About Us


Here at Cheese Shop Santa Barbara, we’re driven by our love of cheese (and cheese puns!) and our love of people. We strive to be the neighborhood shop where you not only stop in to get a few cheeses, sliced prosciutto, a bottle of chilled wine & a fresh baguette for your weekend dinner, but also where you always end up running into someone you know.  

That's us - the neighborhood shop of years gone by.  Stop by for a visit and a taste, and join our community. We'd love to have you!  And the more cheese puns, the better!

 Owners Michael & Kathryn Graham


It all started with a love of cheese that developed into a love of community. We started our first shop, called C’est Cheese, way back in 2003, thinking we had everything figured out – boy were we mistaken! It’s been a wild ride to say the least, as many a Santa Barbara local will tell you. Looking back with nearly 17 years of experience under our belts, we are grateful for all the trials and tribulations that brought us to where we are today – to Cheese Shop Santa Barbara.

We are your friendly local cheese shop, offering artisanal cheeses from around the world along with salumi, wine, catered platters, gift boxes, housewares and more. We hope you enjoy perusing our website, but our bigger wish is to welcome you in person at our shop next time you are visiting our beautiful little town of Santa Barbara.  

Our website reflects everything we currently have in stock, but always feel free to give us a ring during business hours as well.  We always love to talk cheese!