Our awesome Cuba Cheese Shoppe!
Cuba has a long, rich history with cheese.
Known in the 1900’s as the “Cheese capital of the world” on every Wednesday during the first half of the century, the US Market price for cheese was set at the Kinney Hotel in Cuba. For over a century Cuba Cheese was only available to the commercial food industry and a few select mail order customers. But in 1976, Cuba Cheese opened its doors and established a retail cheese outlet for the general public.
The Cuba Cheese Shoppe at 53 Genesee St. opened during the summer of 1976. In 1991 the cheese plant decided to get out of retail and the Shoppe was sold to Jeff Bradley of Cuba. In 2007 the store was renovated, expanding as well as adding a mail order packing room in back. In addition to Cuba Cheese, they sell over 450 varieties of domestic, imported and local cheeses. They also have gourmet foods and gift baskets, cheese curd, salt rising bread, and other local products such as honey, chocolates, sauces, maple syrup, Amish goods, jellies, jams and more. The Cuba Cheese Shoppe also added a wholesale truck delivery service to deliver to over 200 stores throughout the Southern Tier.
The Bradleys employ about 15, with more during the busy holiday season. They pride themselves with good customer service and do their best to promote the wonderful NYS cheddar cheeses that originated in 1887 in Cuba. The store is a “must stop” for locals and visitors and often bus tours will make a stop at the Cuba Cheese Shoppe. They are open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is also an online catalogue
Check out their page and their website at www.cubacheese.com.