We are a family-owned specialty food store offering our community a vast selection of wine, cheese, Vermont products, and discounted everyday foods.
Our strengths include a superior selection of cheese and wine, discounted prices, and our team’s expertise, allowing us to provide visitors with an enlightening and convenient experience -- from first-time shoppers to seasoned connoisseurs.
Competitive Prices – 50 cents for a dozen organic eggs, what gives?
Yes, that’s no typo – we offer ridiculously low prices in comparison to other grocery stores. These discounted products are one-times deals and we may never see them again.
Our one-time sale items are due to:
- A great deal we were lucky to find
- Overstock of a product - we have tons of it
- Packaging is not in "mint" condition - a dented can of tomatoes
- Product is close or past the expiration date.
Our one-time deals are 100% quality in spite of expiration dates. Cheese Traders will never knowingly sell a product with questionable integrity. If you are not satisfied, we will offer you a hassle-free return. This is our promise to you.
Cheese Traders Team
We are most proud of our team – representing nearly ten nations from around the world, the Cheese Traders team is the soul of our store. We believe that the customer experience and the team experience are of equal importance, which reflects in our strong team spirit and enjoyable customer service. We express ourselves through our artistic hand-made signs, play our favorite music, and in helping visitors discover uncharted territories in their culinary journeys. We look forward to welcoming you!
Owners & Partners:
Robert & Maye Bachofen, 2006
Charles & Ana Alexander, 2006
Stefan Bachofen, General Manager, 2011
Brad Docheff, Gourmet, 2006
Will Fogarty, Wine, 2005
Maura Horne, Cheese, 2011
Bishnu Khadka, Gourmet, 2010
Passang Dolma, 1998
Michael Goldblatt, 2000
Dilfuza Askarova, 2008
Zilfo Iskandarova, 2010
Tenzin Youchok, 2011
Binita Khakda, 2011
Alexis Kantor, 2012
Ted Lange, 2012
David Schein, 2012
Maya Urbschat, 2012
More than just a specialty store, we prioritize our unique ability to create a stronger and happier community. During our annual Garage Sale, we partner with a local charity and help raise funds. Our Community Service Wall of Fame includes:
- 2008 Visiting Nurses Association
- 2009 Burlington Food Shelf, $10,004
- 2010 Vermont Respite House, $10,750
- 2011 Meals on Wheels, Burlington and Chittenden County, $10,866
- 2012 Vermont Symphony Orchestra - VSO SymphonyKids, $7,300
- 2013 Women Helping Battered Women! Help us fundraise June 3-9, 2013!