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We are preparing something delicious for you! CheeseHaven is a cheese shop and old-fashioned candy store in Port Clinton, Ohio. Delight yourself with our handcrafted cheeses, delectable taffies, and smoked meats.

Handcrafted Cheese

CheeseHaven carries more than 150 cheeses in our store, most are made locally. However, our store also has a large selection of imported cheeses from all over the world, such as Italy, Ireland, Greece, France, and other countries. From cheese spreads and flavored cheeses to aged cheddars (from one year to more than 13 years old - sometimes you may find one aged up to 18 years!), also CheeseHaven has a large selection of Blue cheeses. We have everything you want when it comes to cheeses.


Old-Fashioned Candy

CheeseHaven does more than sell flavorful cheeses. Step back in time and remember when you were a kid in our nostalgic candy shop. We also offer a large variety of popular and old fashioned candies, as well as 12 different delicious varieties of fudge to choose from. Whether you want sweet treats that are shipped from all over the US, or you have a sweet tooth for homemade candy, we have great things in store.


Savory Meats

CheeseHaven has been making our own unique Bierwurst sausage, a German-style meat, since 1949. Our store is the only location in the area that offers Bierwurst. We also have summer sausage, a large selection of smoked meats and fish, as well as landjagers.


Wine & Beer Selection

CheeseHaven stocks a large selection of local wines as well as California wines and imports. The local varierites you will find include; Heineman's, Mon Ami, Lonz, Firelands Winery and Pelee Island. We also carry imports from Italy, Australia, Germany and South Africaalong with a variety of Champagne.

If beer is your preference, we have an incredible array of imports as well as offering of unsual and hard to find beers.


Our Best Sellers

See why people come from all over the world to visit us each year!


About Us

A History of Quality

At the age of 16, Richard Brassel (Pops) took over the family produce stand after his father passed away. on a friends recommendation, Pops decided to start selling cheese which sold faster and lasted longer than the produce. He then established Cheesehaven in 1949 and became famous for his Swiss cheese.

In 1989, Cheesehaven moved to its current location on the corner of Rt. 163 and Rt. 53.

Pops passed away in January 2011, but CheeseHaven remains family owned and operated by his son and daughter-in-law.

Hours of Operation:

Memorial Day–Labor Day, Weekdays, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Weekends, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Offseason Hours: Thursday–Monday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m, Closed Tuesday - Wednesday.

To Place an Order Please Call the Store
(419) 734 2611


Contact Us

2920 E Harbor Road
Port Clinton, OH 43452-2613
Phone: (419) 734-2611