The Shop

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Our Cheese Counter

Righteous Cheese is an artisanal cheese shop offering unique, uncommon cheeses handmade in small batches locally, across the US and around Europe. Our selection changes seasonally as we focus on cheeses that are truly at peak ripeness – utter deliciousness!

Come visit us in the heart of DC’s new artisan food market, Union Market.

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Cheese Platters

A platter overflowing with artisanal cheeses, fruit & nuts is a simple, no-fuss way to kick off any gathering. Bring friends and family around the table with our hand-picked selections of seasonal cheese at its peak ripeness. Order here!

The Bar

cheese & wine, all the time!

Slake your thirst for knowledge at the Righteous Cheese bar, where you can post up and glimpse a rare, behind-the-scenes view of a bustling cheese shop in action. Our carefully-curated wine and beer list presents the same rare and delicious finds that you expect from our cheese counter – and our knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect sip to pair with your cheese selections from our retail counter.

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Cheese Class selection

Upcoming Classes

Class Hiatus

Although we’ve enjoyed offering cheese & wine/beer classes for several years now, recently there has been a steep increase in the number of same-day cancellations.  Logistically, that makes offering our small, intimate classes greatly taxing on our small business and difficult to manage for our small team. We find ourselves in a position where we can no longer offer classes until we have a larger class space.

We hope to begin offering classes again soon! If you’re interested in finding out about future classes and events, sign up for our once-a-month newsletter to stay in the loop (seriously – it goes out only once a month, and has lots of pairing tips, recipes, and more) - so when we do start offering classes again, you’ll be the first to know.


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Crafty Bastards is Back!

Saturday 9/27 & Sun 9/28
10 am – 5 pm

The 10th annual festival & craft sale features over 130 independent artists that have created handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories & toys for exhibition and purchase. You will find talented vendors handpicked by a select jury for their DIY chops and singular vision making things you never knew existed and that you may never see again.

Tickets and Info

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Angelika Pop-Up @ UM

Known for indie flicks and super tasty treats, the Angelika Film Center will be opening its full capacity theater in late 2015 at Union Market. Til then, it’s running a pop-up theater right behind the Market.
To welcome the Angelika and filmgoers to our ‘hood, Righteous Cheese will be offering all ticket-holders a 25% discount on all beer and wine by the glass!


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Gift Baskets

Beautiful, hand-selected gifts for your most righteous friends and family.
Each gift basket has an elegant presentation of artisanal cheeses,
chocolates and accompaniments from the very best of the Righteous Cheese selection.

Select your gift here

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Gift Cards

To purchase a gift card for Righteous Cheese, please visit the shop or download a gift card form below. Feel free to also drop us a line at!

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