Pastoral is a European-inspired, authentic neighborhood cheese shop, offering the highest quality artisan cheeses from America and around the world, small production wines, cheese loving beers and freshly baked breads along with a full complement of related items such as charcuterie, olives, tapenades, honeys, jams, olive oils and artisan sweets.

Over time we have become known for our unique and delicious sandwiches, salads, artisan catering trays and beautiful custom gift baskets, all using the highest quality ingredients we sell in our store. Pastoral also provides cheese to some of Chicago’s finest restaurants for their cheese plates and culinary creations and regularly hosts in-store classes and ongoing events.

Pastoral was founded in 2004 by partners Greg O’Neill and Ken Miller, and named one of six Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). Pastoral ships nationwide at and has two other store locations in Chicago neighborhoods plus  the Michelin recommended Bar Pastoral, an authentic, intimate and relaxed neighborhood bistro that celebrates the finest producers from around the block and around the world along with amazing culinary creations.


Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM (Sandwiches until 7 PM)
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Sandwiches until 5 PM)