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Following an outpour of community Support, Cheese of the World reconsiders sale of business

Aug. 6, 2017 Staff Report

Cheese of the World, which was listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island last week, is no longer for sale.

The owner has reconsidered selling after dozens of residents flooded the shop over the weekend worried that it might be closing.

“The shop had to close early on Saturday because there were simply too many people for them to handle,” one source said.

Although screenshots reveal that the listing was in fact published on MLS servers, the listing was removed over the weekend.

Cheese of the World has been open on the well known strip of Forest Hills for over 65 years, and carries over a hundred types of cheeses, cured meats and other gourmet items.

MLS listing information

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If the owner is going to take the risk of remaining in business, then we will do our part to steer our business toward his store. I have shopped a few times at Cheese World before, mostly for holidays or special occasions and always love their selections of cheeses, deli salads, breads, and other delicacies. We will make it a point to patronize his business for more day-to-day purchases.


thank god it is not closing very happy to hear this — so why so many dislikes again —


I’m very happy to know that they won’t be closing.This was the only store of its kind after The Homestead closed on Austin St. When my oldest daughter was around 3 yrs. Old we always shopped in here. The original owner always took care of us. My daughter only ate Gouda cheese, he always sliced it very thin for her. This is what a neighborhood store is like, they take care of their customers and make sure that you are happy with the service.


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