A worker owned co-op
since 1971


Updates at The Cheese Board

To Our Dear Customers and Community,


After careful consideration, we will be increasing our prices starting July 1, 2022.


It’s a story we’re hearing on repeat these days: the cost of running a business is going up. For months now, we’ve been seeing steep increases in what we pay for ingredients, packaging, and other necessities.


Raising our prices allows us to sustain our business for the long-term so that we can continue to bring you high-quality food at a fair price.


As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. We wouldn’t be here without you.


-The Cheese Board Collective

Join us on Sunday 4/10 to Support Trans Youth

Please join us on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at our fundraising event for Out Youth and Equality Texas.


The healthcare rights of trans youth in Texas are being directly targeted by legislation that denies them gender-affirming care and criminalizes anyone who provides it.


We support trans and queer youths’ autonomy over their bodies and for their caregivers to do their jobs of caring for them.


Help us support Equality Texas, which is working to fight this legislation through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration, and Out Youth, which promotes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well being of sexual and gender minority youth so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities.


The pizza will be house made tomato sauce with mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and fresh basil.  The salad will be organic beet and carrot, toasted almond, and buttermilk herb dressing.  We’ll have green sauce, drinks, and a special rainbow cookie available as well!  All of the labor is voluntary, and 100% of what we sell that day will be donated.


Thanks to our friends at Golden Rule Organics and Dan’s Farmers Market in Alameda for their generous donations of produce.


We are aiming to make pizza until 2 pm but in the past have run out of pizza early. We will do our best to keep the pizza flowing!


See you there!



Thank you for coming out and helping us raise $7780.35 for the cause!



We’re changing our hours (for now)

Dear customers,

Starting the week of 3/21/22, the bakery will be closed on Tuesdays.

Like many businesses, we now have fewer workers than we did before the pandemic. At the moment, we have more work and work shifts than there are workers to cover them.

Because we’re a collective, this means not only fewer workers to carry the intense daily production tasks of bread, scone, and pizza-making, but it also means bookkeeping, maintenance, HR, and many more behind-the-scenes jobs we need to do to keep ourselves running.

The good news is that we’re in the process of hiring new folks to join us! But that process takes time. Until we get these new workers settled in, and in the interest of our members’ well-being, we have decided to close on Tuesdays to alleviate the stress of trying to do more work than we have the physical and mental capacity for.

Our goal is to open up on Tuesdays again at some point, though right now we can’t say exactly when that will be. But please rest assured that our vision is to keep The Cheese Board open and thriving well into the future.

We are so deeply grateful for our customers and community.  We are here because of your continued support, understanding, and enthusiasm.  Thank you for rolling with our schedule changes and for continuing to show up for us.

Thank you, thank you.

Here is our new schedule:

Wednesday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (partially baked pizza available at 9 a.m.)

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed


Thurdsay-Saturday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. serving hot pizza, salad, green sauce, roasted garlic, cookies, soft drinks, wine, beer

Sunday-Wednesday: closed (partially baked pizza available Wednesday-Saturday at the Bakery from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. or sold out)

Gluten Free Friendly Pizza Information

Ordering Instructions:

If you would like a fully cooked gluten-free friendly* pizza, when the pizzeria is open, please let a worker know before you get in line so we can start it for you. This pizza takes 15-20 minutes to bake.


We cannot take phone orders for the gluten-free friendly pizza.


Gluten-free friendly partially baked pizzas are available starting at 9 a.m., at the bakery, while supplies last.


*This pizza is not 100% gluten-free. While the crust itself is gluten-free, the environment we work in is not, and these crusts will have direct or indirect contact with gluten sources. We cannot recommend this product for those with severe gluten allergies.


Ingredients: Water, rice flour, modified rice starch, potato starch, sugar, tapioca starch, potato flour, canola oil, olive oil, yeast, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, xanthan gum, cultured brown rice

Vegan Pizza Information

Ordering Instructions:

If you would like a fully cooked vegan friendly* pizza, when the pizzeria is open, please let a worker know before you get in line so we can start it for you. This pizza takes 15-20 minutes to bake.


We cannot take phone orders for the vegan pizza.


*Though many precautions are taken we cannot guarantee this product to be absolutely vegan. We make this pizza in house and the environment has a lot of cheese and dairy products. We cannot recommend this product for those with severe gluten allergies, nut allergies, or those concerned about the possibility of non-vegan contamination.


The cheese is made in Berkeley, by a vegan deli called The Butcher’s Son. We hope you will support this new local, small business as well: thebutchersveganson.com

Vegan Cheese Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, filtered water, organic cashew, rejuvilac (from sprouted wheat berries), tapioca flour, kappa carrageenan (red seaweed extract), kosher salt. This cheese contains trace amounts of gluten and contains nuts.

Parbake Pizza Information

We have partially baked pizzas available at both the bakery and the pizzeria. You can finish them off in your oven at home to enjoy fresh, hot pizza at your convenience.  We have gluten-free friendly and vegan versions available as well, while supplies last.

HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oven to 400°F. When oven is fully heated, take the pizza out of the box and place it directly on the rack. Heat for 5-8 minutes. If the pizza comes with a sauce or salad on the side add it after the pizza is done. Enjoy!