Gourmet Food | Wine | Spirits

Let's play with our food.

Cheese & Charcuterie

In our cheese case you'll find over 90 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, & Vinegars

Just inside the door you'll find oil fustis &  vinegars, 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

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

Pastas & Grains

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. 


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. 


We have a small but diverse collection of spirits and handcrafted mixers. Our team can help you create an excellent cocktail (or mocktail) for your next party or event.  Case discounts available.  

Join Us: Cheese SHop After Hours Fall Wine Tasting September 23, 7-9 pm

Fresh in the case | September 14 - 17

Fast, healthy, and full of flavor

Each week we prepare 2-3 freshly made salads and spreads. These aren't your basic lettuce salads. We're inspired by the farmer's market and our love of specialty spices, global flavors, and the season.  Sold by the pound. Look for them in the charcuterie case. 

This week we've made...

  • Carrot Hummus (sans chickpeas): This ultra-creamy veggie dip is made from carrots, tahini, oregano, lemon, and harissa with dill & mint yogurt
  • Smokey Blue Cheese Dip: We cream Smokey Blue Cheese by Rogue Creamery with organic sour cream and blend in a house mix of spices. Absolutely perfect with farmer's market carrots. 
  • Beet Dip: Beets roasted until soft, whipped into a creamy consistency with orange zest, tahini, olive oil and spices. Make it a mezze dinner with black olives, marinated feta, and raw veggies.
  • Tortellini Salad: Three cheese tortellini tossed with roasted corn, dry cured olives, fresh tomatoes, tons of basil and our house made lemon Dijon dressing. Great as a lunch or side. 
  • Honeydew Melon Salad: This light and refreshing salad features roughly chopped honeydew, jalapeno, and green tomato tossed a house made vinaigrette. A heart health salad - this one is a little sweet, a little spicy, incredibly refreshing. 

About Us

We're fastidious.

We taste every product. We want you to feel confident that the food, wine, and sprits in our shop are of the highest quality.

We're focused on you.

As management consultants turned small town business owners, we're focused on your needs. You'll find us in our business almost every day, ready to help you create an amazing meal or wonderful memory. 

We'll help you get from dinner to bed.

In addition to our gourmet food store, we also own Welcome Home, Chestertown's kitchen, bed, and bath store. 

Visit our kitchen, bed, and bath store, Welcome Home

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


Tue - Sat: 10am - 6pm

Sun: 11am - 4pm

Mon: Closed

Open Thanksgiving 8 - 12 | Closed Christmas & New Years Day

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