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The Cheese Traveler

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540 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1442
+1 518-443-0440
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 07:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Saint Johnsville, New York
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here after going to the Spectrum theatre. I had the sweet and savory sandwich....smoked duck, Paulette cheese ....like a Fontina.....and blueberry bourbon jelly on grilled ciabatta bread. Absolutely delicious! An amazing selection of cheeses......

Thank Sue M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

staff a little whacky but very nice. Not to a lot to look at but the food was super. also has a wide selection of cheeses, meats and condiments in eli style.

Thank Transwizard
Lowell, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Take the time, sample some cheese, drink a cold craft beer, and order one of their mind-blowing sandwiches.

Thank Jon M
Clifton Park, New York
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217 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a cheese HAVEN. All cheese lovers will wet their pants walking in to this shop. However, we weren't going for cheese this time around. We came in for sandwiches as they were one of the few places open on a Sunday afternoon for what we thought would be a quick in and out lunch. They offer just a... More 

Thank leneyB
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stopped at this small shop/cafe on way to Albany airport. what a surprise - really great cheese (brought home the creme des citeaux), bread, nuts, olive oil, etc and terrific grilled sandwiches and drinks. The owner -Eric - and all the staff -- seem to love what they do and are very friendly and informative. Great samples. If you're in... More 

Thank Chicago-777
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

If you are a lover of grilled cheese sandwiches and really all things artisan, this is the place for you. Easy access right off the exit traveling through Albany, we decided to stop and grab a bite to eat. What I thought would be a stop for just a grilled cheese sandwich turned into a dining experience, complete with an... More 

Thank arsenalsox
Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped here on my way out of town. Extremely knowledgeable owner and staff who obviously love what they do and it shows. I picked up a great variety of cheeses as well as gourmet crackers and other accompaniments.

Thank vvg
Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here on the way between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie. Try the smokey mountain oh and the cheese platter! Even all the extra stuff is great!

Thank BronwenAnne
New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Great spot for cheese aficionados and cheese novices. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The breathe of cheeses in mind boggling but the staff navigates the customer through the thousands of options this discerning skill and patience. The store not only offers cheese but local brews and wine, as well as accompaniments and various tools to enhance the cheese... More 

Thank John L
Nashua, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Husband and I were passing through on our way to Syracuse this past weekend and wanted something more interesting than your usual burger joint for lunch and found this place via TripAdvisor. I confess my expectations were much different than the experience. I am so thankful for that! The gentlemen who own the establishment know everything about what they sell,... More 

Thank Robin v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Cafe
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1442
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-443-0440
Specialty Cheese shop serving, gourmet grilled cheese, cheese and charcuterie plates, and soup (fall and winter), beer on draft or packaged (on or off premise), wine by the glass, hard cider (on or off premise), craft sodas, hot brewed coffee (fall, winter, spring), and cold brew coffee and tea (summer). Also serving Friday Night Cookout dinner service 5-8 PM May through September 30th. Limited seating, first come, first serve. Gluten Free and Takeout available.

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