Please note that our hours are altered due to COVID-19.

Let's keep each other safe. A message about COVID-19.

 As a disabled-owned business, we're sensitive to autoimmune issues. We have rigorous practices and guidelines within our team for hand washing, glove use, and shop sanitation. We're doubling down on these practices and expanded these practices to ensure surfaces throughout the shop are sanitized throughout the day with a bleach and water solution, including our iPad and credit card reader.

We are currently open for business. We kindly ask that only one person per party enter the store at a time to help us maintain social distancing. To this end, we are limiting the number of guests allowed in our store to five. Additionally, we are serving only one guest at the cheese case at a time. 

We realize it feels very "un-Chestertown" but we respectfully ask that you take discussions with other guests outside. These are crazy times and we're doing everything we can to provide a safe food experience for you, and protect our health in the process.

If you're not feeling well, we kindly appreciate you refraining from entering the store until you're feeling well.  If you are someone with a suppressed autoimmune system, we appreciate your concern. Both are welcome to call us at 443.282.0220 and we'll take your order via phone. A list of our commonly carried cheeses can be found on the Cheese Counter page of our website. You are welcome to park behind our shop and we'll deliver your order to you in the parking space behind our store. Doing so keeps everyone healthy and safe and minimizes risk and contact.

We appreciate your business and your support as we all navigate this uncharted territory. 

With thanks, Jenn & John

Let's Play with our food!

Cheese & Charcuterie

Pork, Beef, Duck, & Lamb

Oils, Spices, & Vinegar


In our cheese case you'll find over 60 types of domestic & international cut-to-order cheese, salami, charcuterie, pate and sausages. Always ask for samples - we want you to love your cheese as much as we do. 

Oils, Spices, & Vinegar

Pork, Beef, Duck, & Lamb

Oils, Spices, & Vinegar


Just inside the door you'll find oil fustis &  vinegar, salts & spices, and ready to consume salad dressing and marinades. We specialize in unique, small batch producers. Check out the aged balsamic! 

Pork, Beef, Duck, & Lamb

Pork, Beef, Duck, & Lamb

Pork, Beef, Duck, & Lamb


We are proud to partner with Langenfelder Pork, Crow Farm, and St. Brigid's Farm to offer locally raised pork & beef. We also partner with D'Artagnan to offer sustainably raised chicken, duck, and lamb. Special orders are welcome! 

Pastas & Grains

Local Bread & Produce

Pork, Beef, Duck, & Lamb


As former Philly residents we're tickled and delighted to offer Tallutos gourmet pasta. We also offer a diverse selection of imported dry pasta and grains. 


Local Bread & Produce

Local Bread & Produce


We sample every wine carried in our store. Many of our wines are unique to Kent County and the Upper Eastern Shore. We offer a 10% mixed case discount and 20% discount on single label pre-order wines. 

Local Bread & Produce

Local Bread & Produce

Local Bread & Produce


We offer a small but diverse collection of fresh fruit, vegetables, and organic eggs. These staples are perfect for pairing with your cheese, pasta, and local meat.  We receive weekly deliveries from Kent County producers, including: fresh bread deliveries from the Lapp Family Bakery, mushrooms from King's Mushrooms, and lettuce from Red Acres Hydroponics. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Located in the historic arts & entertainment district of Chestertown on the Upper Eastern Shore...

Our shop is universally accessible via a garden entrance along the Cannon St. side of our building. Please ring the doorbell for assistance. We also have a public ADA restroom. 

Chester River Wine & Cheese Co.

117 S. Cross St., Chestertown MD

(443) 282-0220


Open today

10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, please call to confirm hours. Closed Christmas, January 1 & 2. 

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Store Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 10 business days of purchase, unused, in the original packaging to the original store of purchase. All returns are processed using the original method of payment. We are unable to accept the return of frozen or refrigerated food, gift cards, or wine.  

With thanks for your patronage,

Jenn & John