Welcome The Cheese Traveler - a cheese lover's paradise!


We proudly welcome The Cheese Traveler to our growing family of specialty retailers featuring Essendorfer sauces and pestos. The Cheese Traveler is a specialty cheese shop located in the heart of the DelSo district in Albany, New York, known for its funky shops, fine restaurants, art galleries and film theater. The business grew from a farmers-market presence into a destination for cheese, complementary foods, local meats, beer, wine and cider.

Mary Rizzo, who has a background in product development, retail sales and event planning is at the helm, bringing her customers a unique taste experience from local farms and producers from around the globe. Once she tasted the creative flavors of Essendorfer at the Specialty Food show she was captivated, knowing the culinary taste explosions would enhance her exceptional lineup of cheeses.

A destination in itself, we hope your travels will soon bring you to The Cheese Traveler to experience this cheese lover’s paradise. Check their website for upcoming events like cheese tastings, fondue and raclette parties, chef demos and special dinners.

The Cheese Traveler

540 Delaware Avenue

Albany, New York