Without cheese, sandwich meat would get lonely and rappers would use the term "fungible retainer of value" as an epithet for the word "money." Put your money where your mouth is with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of lunch or dinner take-out, or store merchandise at Cheese Chalet. This Groupon is also valid for catering.
Cheese Chalet prepares daily gourmet entrees for take-home enjoyment, complemented by an assortment of domestic and imported cheeses. The selection of daily lunch specialties include the apple-and-pecan chicken salad served stand-alone ($10.95/lb.) or pressed inside a kaiser roll ($5.25). Much like Mr. Potato Head’s birthday party, the signature potato salad ($7.95/lb.) brims with spuds, bacon, eggs, and scallions. Throughout the dinner hour, chefs scoop out options that may include heaping doses of shepherd’s pie ($5.50), and the crab enchiladas ($7.50) turn tender chunks of seafood into tortilla-wrapped delicacies. An assortment of cheese spreads rounds out the culinary roster with palate-invigorating blends such as the Cheese Chalet cheddar ($6 for 8 oz.), which combines Cabot Vermont cheddar with bacon, walnuts, and scallions. Just beyond the takeout counter, shelves lined with packaged wares wait with assortments of snack items ideal for tiding tummies over or building edible castles.
Neither Henry nor Carol Huffman, the founders of Cheese Chalet, had any idea that their future careers would be in gourmet dairy products when they first married. Henry was teaching Spanish at the University of Delaware when their local cheese shop closed down in 1976. Though the two began joking about opening their own shop, jokes soon turned to discussion, discussion turned to planning, planning turned to knock-knock jokes, and within a few months, the pair officially opened their first shop. Today, with Henry and Carol still at the helm, their staff of seven seasoned employees prepares fresh deli-style takeout meals and catering trays as they maintain the store’s stock of bulk and prepackaged cheeses from around the world.
5337A Limestone Rd.
Wilmington, Delaware 19808Get Directions