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About Cheesetique

Cheesetique first opened in 2004 as an old-school cheese shop in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Wanting to become the kind of joint where cheese and wine enthusiasts could gather, Cheesetique added a cheese-centric restaurant and wine bar in 2008. Our second location was opened in Arlington's Shirlington neighborhood in 2011 and lovingly expanded in 2019.

Today, Cheesetique is the go-to spot for fine cheeses, food-friendly wine, and an eclectic, cheese-centric menu. Our expert team can't wait to welcome you soon!

About Our Owner

Cheesetique was conceived and is owned and operated by “Cheese Lady” Jill Erber.

Jill graduated from The University of Chicago in 1998 with a degree in Computer Science and moved to Northern Virginia to work in software development. But she always dreamed of working for herself... and being surrounded by her favorite foods: cheese and wine! With the unflagging support of her husband, she opened Cheesetique in 2004.

Educating about and entertaining with cheese is what Jill lives for—and she is thrilled have been bringing her one-of-a-kind expertise and experience to eager cheese lovers for over 16 years.

Jill lives in Alexandria with her family.