Our Story

Immerse yourself in the story of The Cheese Lady Traverse City – a haven for cheese lovers nestled in the city’s vibrant ‘foodie area.

Tina Zinn

Tina Zinn

Owner, The Cheese Lady - Traverse City

Where it all began.

Welcome to The Cheese Lady Traverse City! The Cheese Lady is located on at 600 West Front Street in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Our location and area of downtown is described by many as the “foodie area” with many specialty markets within a couple of blocks – including Mary’s Kitchen Port, Traverse City Pie Company and Burritt’s, all food icons in this city. We are so thrilled to be serving T.C. along with these other great local businesses.

To find us, look for a big grey house with a bright yellow Cheese Lady sign in the front yard next to the CVS parking lot.  My passion with cheese started when I found myself moonlighting at my nieces Cheese Lady Cheese shop a couple of times a month and instantly found myself enamored with the uniqueness of The Cheese Lady concept and philosophy – specifically where cheese tastings are encouraged so you are walking out the door with cheese you know you love!

My daughter Kim has joined me in this new venture and is our store manager. She has an abundance of cheese knowledge and also spends much of her free time learning more and sharing her new found knowledge with our staff.