-   ABOUT US  -

The Village Cheese Merchant is an independently run business dedicated to providing our community with the finest in cheese and specialty foods.  We believe our selection of cheeses represent the best handcrafted, farmstead and organic cheeses produced nationally and from around the world.

We welcome you to visit our independently run shop and to experience our dedication to providing each customer with the finest in handcrafted imported and domestic artisan cheese, charcuterie and other selected specialty foods, complete with “old world” service and ambiance.


Chris O’Mara has lived in Rockville Centre for 18 years with her husband Mike and their four children. Her love of cheese developed from tasting, reading about and visiting various cheese shops where she discovered enjoyed the wide variety of products and the quaint charm of a cheese shop life. Chris dreamed of someday creating that special place in her own hometown. And so, the birth of the Village Cheese Merchant and a new chapter of her life begins…


Patrick Ambrosio is a veteran cheesemonger, experienced in sourcing the finest cheeses and specialty foods for leading retailers on both coasts for nearly twenty years. To this, he joins his passion for providing a personalized and enjoyable customer experience tailored to each customer’s tastes and entertaining needs. A former restaurateur, winery chef, and personal chef to New York’s elite, he is also a featured columnist in France Today magazine, and a contributor to Culture magazine, the leading US cheese publication.

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