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 vibrant artisan food hall, Union Market.

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Cheese Boards

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!

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Cheese Wedding Cakes

Have a standout wedding with a unique, beautiful and delectable cheese wedding cake created by Righteous Cheese. No matter how large or small your soirée, we offer services to suit your needs. Begin the most delicious part of your wedding here.

The Bar

cheese & wine, all the time!

Slake your thirst for knowledge at the Righteous Cheese bar, where you can grab a drink 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 – all of which can be enjoyed throughout the market.

 see our current wine & beer list

grilled cheese #1: pecorino toscano savory herbspain levain $7
grilled cheese #2: manchego + simply prepared + pain levain $7
grilled cheese + beer combo: either grilled cheese + any beer = $12


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The Perfect Cheese Plate

Tuesday, May 26th | 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cloud Terre and Righteous Cheese are delighted to present The Perfect Cheese Plate, an intimate class exploring the world of pairing cheese, wine & more. Attendees will learn how to pair via tasting cheese, wine & accompaniments; participate in a Port Wine + Cherry Compote demo; & take home a limited-edition cheese board created by Amber Kendrick, designer and founder of Cloud Terre.


Private Events

The cheese course is a moment of pause, between savory and sweet, when we slow down and enjoy the simplicity of a single bite. Every cheese tells a story, whether it be the newest creation from a local farm or a European cheese steeped in a thousand years of history. Let us share the story of cheese and wine while you savor the experience. Find out more!

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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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D.C. Cheese Boards

Looking for D.C. Cheese Boards?

Order online & pick up at the shop for your convenience.

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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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