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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

― J.R.R. Tolkien

Our Philosophy

Food is fun – who said wine and cheese have to be snobby? Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop combines both food and fun, offering the finest selection of cheese to Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Our goal is to educate our customers about the finest cheeses, charcuterie and offerings. Our cheese counter offers a rotating stock of over 200 different artisanal and small-batch cheeses from across the U.S. and Europe. Let our cheesemongers help you find the perfect cheese, pairing, and pantry items for every occasion.


Driven, hard working and passionate is the perfect description of the visionary team that is Sharon Crisafulli and Betty Gardiner. Sharon and Betty have worked side by side over the last 29 years to develop and expand their most prized philosophy—SERVICE. It doesn’t matter what business you are in, excellent customer service is imperative. It is only an added bonus that this duo also happens to be mother & daughter.

Their vision is to bring the finest cheeses, both imported and domestic, charcuterie, and the perfect accompaniments to the Greater Washington, D.C. area. “Not only do we want to sell cheese, but we also want to educate people about cheese and the entire culture that surrounds it,” says Sharon.

While maintaining their professionalism, they have also made it a point to weave fun into their culture. Be sure to introduce yourself when you come to the store, as you will always be greeted with a smile and a sample of something delicious!

Our Team