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The Cheese Counter

Market Hall Foods (formerly known as The Pasta Shop) is home to one of the finest cheese counters in the Bay Area, recognized across the country for our devotion to cheese.  Our cheeses are carefully handled to encourage consistent ripening and ensure that the cheese reaches the consumer in the best possible condition, holding true to the intentions of the cheesemaker.  We are a full service counter, cutting cheese to order for the best flavor and eating experience. Our mission is to promote cheese as a true artisan product, to educate consumers to help them find the best cheese to suit their own preferences and needs, while making the whole experience fun and exciting.

Our department offers a broad selection of cheese from around the world, including a number of outstanding hand-made American cheeses. Cheesemaking in the U.S. has come a long way in the last 20 years, reviving traditions from Europe and the Mediterranean to form our own new American classics. We receive deliveries every week to keep our selection fresh and exciting. On any given day at our counter you'll find 100-150 cheeses aged in a variety of styles, ranging from fresh and un-aged to mature and complex. Whether you're looking for the freshest mozzarella, something soft-ripening and creamy, a farmhouse cheddar or just a real stinker, we have excellent representatives in every category.

Rockridge Market Hall
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Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Avenue, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94618
phone: 510-250-6000


Office Hours
Mon–Fri:  9am–5pm

Store Hours
Mon–Fri:  9am–8pm
Sat:  9am–7pm
Sun:  9am–7pm

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