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Rubiner's Cheesemongers

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264 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2202
+1 413-528-0488
10:00 - 18:00
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Hudson, New York
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223 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

a bit arrogant is true, but they have the goods, you pay for it, but its top quality. they have a great selection, and if you want good then stop by and buy.

Thank tilefish
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a treasure. The cheeses are many and varied, including interesting goat and sheep varieties. There is also an eclectic range of gourmet items such as Italian honey that names not just the flora involved (Chestnut honey, anyone?) but the beekeeper.

Thank Andrew M
Litchfield, CT
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped in to buy a baked brie for a family gathering. When I asked, the manager was aghast. You would have thought I defected on the floor. "You'll have to go to a chain grocery store to find that," he sniffed. Glad they made it clear. I'll never shop here again.

1 Thank Mattingly_34
Long Island, NY
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

So many perfectly ripe cheeses. Staff was generous with offering tastes. Good chocolate and coffees too. But baguettes they sell are more Italian than French. Take out only. Some salads, but mostly just cheese.

1 Thank ArtF_52
Visalia, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Rubiner's has a good selection of cheeses; they allow you to have samples before buying; some of the cheese infers really know their stuff, others seem to be winging it, and the service sometimes seems grudging and surly. However,these points are mostly ignorable because: CHEESE!

Thank pjpescosolido
Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love this place! Amazing range of cheese, fresh perfect baguettes, interesting condiments, helpful staff. Tremendous variety! Go on a Saturday, hit the farmer's market across the street for fresh vegetables and homemade pie, buy a bottle of wine from the store a few doors down, and you have a perfect feast for Tanglewood, the front porch of your B+B, or... More 

Thank Julie D
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you love cheese, this is the place to visit! Cheeses and hard salami galore! Free samples too! Very informative cheesemongers, I was searching for a cheese similar to a provolone for a recipe and the salesperson was eager to find me the right cheese - it was perfect! Plus we got to try something new and different!

Thank MommaMaria
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201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The thing that attracted us at first was the building itself. It looked like an old bank. I'm so happy we stumbled across this cheese shop. Not only do they have free cheese samples to try, but they are all amazing! I wish I lived closer, I would come here all the time to buy cheese. The staff are all... More 

1 Thank Love4Travel616
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Matt Rubbiner is unusually knowledgable about the great cheeses of the world, having come from the famous Fromagio's in Boston before coming to the Berkshires. He has an excellent array of cheeses and will let you sample as you select. The cheeses are pricey, however, so remember you are paying for quality. The store also has other goodies-- condiments, sea... More 

Thank nangold
Westfield, Massachusetts
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623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The people behind the counter are not the most congenial, but one comes here for their serious and superb selection of cheeses and other gourmet delicacies. There are very few places in this country that carry the wonderful Ligurian Taggiasche Olives and Olive Oils of Aldo Armato from our beloved town of Alassio. A lot can be forgiven in return... More 

Thank ulysses4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-0488

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