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156 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672

Phone: (949) 492-3663

Tuesday-Thursday + Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Friday + Saturday 7:00 am – 1:00 am

** No Reservations **

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At The Cellar our goal is to offer customers a wide selection of perfectly ripe cheeses in a friendly environment that will entice both a novice and veteran cheese lover. Our primary focus is on artisanal cheese with an emphasis on domestic farmhouse cheeses as well as carefully selected European and international varieties. Quality and season ultimately determines which cheeses we sell. We hope to see you soon and help you find a cheese that is just right for you.




The Cellar restaurant in San Clemente, Ca and our shops around Orange County have been featured in many publications. People have taken notice of our locations interior design, our cheese mongers exquisite selections, our vision for pairing and creating well designed plates, as well as our selection of accoutrements featured in our shops. Please see what others have experienced in the articles featured below. To make a press inquiry or request a press kit, please contact us here.

CBS Los Angeles
January 2016

Best Artisan Cheese Shops In Orange County

These high-end cheese shops will make you reconsider going to a general grocery store for cheese.
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November 2015

Lively restaurant, wine bar and cheese shop in the heart of San Clemente’s main drag.

Nestled among the boutique shops and eateries that line downtown San Clemente’s vibrant Avenida Del Mar, this intimate restaurant is regularly packed with people looking to unwind with a beer or a selection from the extensive list of wines by the glass.
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OC Foodies

September 2015

Meet The Cheesemonger At The Cellar, Chief Of All Things Cheese

If your knowledge of wine and cheese doesn’t go beyond the boxed stuff from the local liquor store and the individually packaged slices of a dubious color, then visit The Cellar in San Clemente, where a sommelier and cheese mongers will kick your palate up a few notches.
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February 2015

Bodega de Edgar Winemaker Dinner at The Cellar San Clemente

The Cellar San Clemente is known for some of the best pop-up dinners in Orange County.
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December 2013

Top 5 off-the-beaten-track shopping spots

Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim provides an alternative shopping experience to malls.
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October 2013

The Cheese Shop: Frontin’ for Fromage

This Costa Mesa store at the OC Mix stocks great cheeses and even better sandwiches
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May 2013

Bacon Caramel Corn? Yeah, That’s a Thing.

The Cellar’s new pastry chef brings a worldwide vernacular to her sweets, from Virginia to San Francisco to France to Australia.
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April 2013

Talking Shop: A heady Mix for the OC

There’s no mistaking that Costa Mesa’s SOCO and the OC Mix are on people’s radars.

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March 2013

Review: From larder to table at The Cellar

“How long do you think the wait will be for a party of four on Friday night?”
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March 2013

Date Night Ideas

Date night ideas are a must for any couple.
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April 2012

Cheese Shop at the OC Mart Mix and That Sandwich

…from that first bite it was difficult to get it out of my head. I might even say it’s the perfect sandwich.
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September 2011

O.C.’s best wine bars offer style, friendliness, expertise

Nothing says “California” like a good wine bar. It combines a lot of the things we’re famous for, including laid-back socializing in a beautiful setting and, of course, our serious passion for fermented grapes.
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August 2011

San Clemente’s Best Kept Secret

By Marshall Monckton Green, Photos By Gina Mullins-Cohen
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June 2011

One perfect day in San Clemente, CA

Spend the day in an Orange County surf town with plenty to offer.
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May 2011

Deep Sea 2008 Viognier

Yesterday, I was enjoying a beautifully made D’affinois cheese, Marcona almond, and honey sandwich (simple yet amazing) at The Cellar in San Clemente…
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Live music at The Cellar San Clemente is a thing to love. We fill our schedule with the best of the best Tuesday through Sunday! Join us for a sing along by our grand piano, or chill at our wine bar and enjoy some tunes.

Featured team member


Dillon Joyce

Head Cheesemonger

Dillon is the backbone to our cheese operation. He assembles the most beautiful and perfectly paired cheese presentations this side of the Mississippi and he does it with a smile. Come by and let Dillon help you select the perfect cheese board perfect for entertaining or if you just need to replenish your own private stash of fromage.

When he’s not busy creating cheese boards, he rides his other board. Don’t bother asking about his favorite surf spot – it’s top secret.