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“The House of Cheese--and more cheese”

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Caputo Cheese Market
Ranked #13 of 68 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Cuisines: Deli
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

As a matter of full disclosure, I'm not a Cheesehead. I love to snack on American cheese and occasionally eat crackers topped with Brie or Cheddar. But I pass on cheese carts that are camouflaged as dessert treys. And I don't spend much time sampling cheeses in cheese shops. But that was before I stepped into Caputo Cheese Market at 231 East Wisconsin Avenue in Lake Forest. For a cheese lover, this is Valhalla. Caputo Cheese Market offers nearly 1,000 types of cheeses from all over the globe. It produces fresh mozzarella and sausage on site. Visitors can purchase cheese, deli meats, salads, sandwiches, pasta, spices, oils, vinegars and soups. It's like walking through Wal-Mart or Target. Take a break and indulge in one of the daily specials, which includes soups such as chicken noodle or turkey chili or lobster bisque or baked potato or shrimp and corn chowder or beef barley or chicken dumpling and a panini such as meatball or lobster roll or Italian beef. If you don't know a lot about cheese, a visit to Caputo Cheese Market is an education. Sample American cheese or cheddar or fresh mozzarella or Brie or Swiss or Fontina or ricotta or Romano or provolone or parmesan or Gouda or Gruyuere or Gorgonzola. According to Natale Caputo, who currently runs the business that was founded by his parents Rene and Pasquale Caputo in 1978, the most popular cheeses are Arrigoni Stracchino, cheddar aged three years, cheddar Applewood smoked, Brillet Savarin Affine, La Tur, Sovrano and fresh mozzarella di Bufala. Caputo's also has another cheese market at 1931 North 15th Street in Melrose Park.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had an appointment in the area and stopped in.
They have an incredible selection of cheeses, meats, pre-made salads and you can sit or carry out food.
It is small but selection is huge and we got some fresh bread and salads and had a fantastic lunch and took some home.
Staff was super helpful and friendly.
Will be back soon.

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Thank Livewire2014
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a small yet friendly place to stop for a quick lunch or to purchase from a very large variety of cheeses and deli items. When the weather cooperates it provides outside dining or a place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and muffin while watching Lake Foresters go about their day.

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Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Easy in and easy out with a great selection of cheese, deli meat and a small selection of nice wine. Excellent customer service too!

Thank Nisha Y
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Travel from Cleveland to Chicago to see a concert a local told us about this Italian cheese market unbelievable selection of cheeses not only Italian but all kinds also great pricing the deli selection is great too and the staff was very friendly and helpful ordered some biscotti they were great with the espresso

Thank Francesco D
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