Cheese Board Pizza

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Details
1512 Shattuck Ave (at Vine St)
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 549-3055
Pizza, Bakery
$
Hours
Tue–Sat: 11:30 AM–3:00 PM

The Cheese Board gets pizza lovers in Berkeley lining up outside and sitting down on the grass median between traffic. That has to be some good pizza, right? You bet. And the whole idea behind Cheese Board is cool, too. But you probably know the story by now: Cheese Board opened as a small cheese store in 1967, and four years later, the two owners sold it to their employees, creating a 100-percent worker-owned business of which they remained a part.

“I love saying to people that this seems like an impossible business model, but it works, and it works very well,” notes one longtime Cheese Board member on their website.

Cheese Board's pizza program started in 1985. During shifts, employees "started making pizzas for [them]selves by cutting off hunks of extra sourdough baguette dough, grabbing favorite cheeses from the counter, and throwing on vegetables from the market next door." After regular hours on Fridays, they began serving one vegetarian pizza, placing fresh ingredients and unusual cheeses atop a thin, sourdough crust.

What’s the best pie to get? Whatever they’re serving that day. Just make sure to go enjoy it under the sun on the median (and look for the cheese graffiti inscribed in the sidewalk out front).

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

 

Foursquare Tips

  • Break for lunch! Find out their daily specials on their unofficial Twitter account, http://twitter.com/cheeseboard
  • They list their pizzas on their site and their twitter account. Following them on Twitter will be the best thing you ever do.
  • Try the Pizza
  • Pizza with Fresh Corn and Chile Pasilla (Daily Changing Menu--check online first)
  • Training wheels are coming off, use both hands for these slices. #DontBlowIt
  • Come during Cinco De Mayo to get the corn pizza with the special hot, green sauce.
  • It is my 1st time to buy a cheese. The people in Cheeseboard is extremely patient in explaining me the knowledge of cheese
  • World's only edible vegetarian food
  • The scene and live music are just as great as the pizza
  • I think they are making changes to the crust. Last week was not so good but today it was nice. I do miss the old crust.
  • Bring a few friends along, grab a whole delicious pie for 20 bucks and share it on the street divider grass area. Feel taste buds go berserk.
  • Come here when they have fresh corn! Best pizza in the bay area.
  • Fresh corn pizza is the best!
  • Now accepting credit cards
  • The line was definitely worth the wait. Some of the most delicious pizza I've ever had!
  • A single variety of pizza per day, But - extremely good.
  • keep off the median! ()
  • Best pizza in berkeley
  • The new hot sauce is a very welcome addition!
  • This is the best pizza you can get in Berkeley!