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cheeseSince 1983, The Better Cheddar has been offering its wide selection of cheese and other gourmet delicacies to customers from all over the Midwest. We are excited that we are now able to reach out to those who may not get a chance to stop in one of our two locations in the Kansas City area.

sauceTo give you a bit of history, Ron Shalinsky started a small cheese and sandwich shop in Kansas City in 1983 and developed it into THE destination for gourmet food items in Kansas City. The store quickly became the place to find the largest selection of cheese in at least the four-state area. In 1986, Ron opened a second store just across the border in Prairie Village, Kansas. The Better Cheddar offers about 4,000 items, so we hope you will enjoy browsing our shelves, either in the store or on our website. The NASFT (National Association of the Specialty Food Trade) honored The Better Cheddar in 2003 by recognizing it as one of the Top 5 Specialty Food Retailers in the US. We can't offer all of our fabulous items on the website, so we have picked a generous selection of our favorites, and will continue to add to them as we get in new and exciting products.

With one of the largest collections of artisanal American cheeses in the country, we are a strong supporter of the many old and new American producers. We are dedicated to educating the public about cheese and other gourmet topics, so check in with us to see what information we can share with you, both on our website and in the stores. Welcome and enjoy your visit!

  -- The Staff at The Better Cheddar


The Better Cheddar - Country Club Plaza
604 W. 48th Street (between Pennsylvania and Jefferson)
Kansas City, MO 64112

Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm

The Better Cheddar - Prairie Village Shopping Center
#5 On the Mall (71st and Mission Road)
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm




We serve up great Sandwiches to go. We are unable to take sandwich orders online. Please call with your order. Click on the link below to see a PDF version of our Menu.

Sandwich Menu