"The best cheese shop in the seacoast. Nancy and all her staff are great. They truly have a passion for cheese. Their market features lots of other great gourmet items too, but for us it's really all about the cheese. Our favorites are the Delice de Bourgogne triple creme brie and the St. Agur blue cheese. Keep up the good curd!                                  ~Joshua C. Hampton, NH

"What a great store!  Stopped by here to find a specific cheese and ended up walking out with what i was looking for as well as two other cheeses, salami and pepperoni.  They were all delicious!  Nancy showed me several types of cheeses and let me sample each one of them so I could get exactly what I liked.  I also met the owner of the store, Nancy, who was just lovely and wants to make sure all of her customers are treated well with great service.  The store also has many other things including, pastas, sauces, chocolates and wine.  A must stop by and see for yourself!“                    ~ Sherry M. Portsmouth, NH



Our Story

Customer Raves

In the beginning .... 2003 Nancy Briggs Guilmette opened C'est Cheese after a trip in 2001 to the picturesque region of Brittany, France. Her vision of creating an enchanting cheese and wine  shop with  European charm and gourmet flare of the quaint shops of France was a SUCCESS!! Nancy filled the store with cheese, wine  and gourmet products from around the globe. She also made it a priority to staff the store with knowledgeable and friendly people to help guide customers with their cheese experience!

Sadly, in February of 2022, we lost our Matriarch of cheese. 

Long time employees Nancy Power and Carolyn Heps Shaw stepped in and bought the shop. Keeping the concept of C'est Cheese being a tasting store, the transition has been seamless and  received so well by the community!

The traditions in the store remain.... All are welcome to come in and taste cheese  to their hearts content! We also make outstanding Charcuterie boards , whether it's a quiet night alone for one or a party for 100, we can accommodate your requests!  Gift baskets and gift certificates are available for any and all occasions!